Madonna Puts Lourdes To Work ‘Designing’ Clothing

We’ve got to believe it hasn’t been easy growing up with the Material Girl as a mom: the semi-embarassing girl-on-girl makeout sessions, occasional African custody battles — not to mention the relentless entourage of paparazzi.

But somehow Lourdes Leon seems to have turned out pretty normal and, we might add, stylish beyond her years. (Come on, the girl managed to pass through her teen years without so much as a hint of awkwardness and totally make us reconsider bushy brows.) So the opportunity to work on a Junior’s line for Macy’s seems like an almost natural (in celebrity world, at least) next step. Of course, back when we were teens, field hockey counted as an extracurricular, but whatever.

And ever the proud mama hen (or brand manager), Madonna has taken a break from her own busy schedule and put Lourdes’ to work instead. “The most fun,” she said in a recent interview, “is when [Lourdes] comes into the room and takes over and pulls out all of her favorite stuff and starts going through the racks and just takes over, I just sit on the conference table and watch and let her do the work.” Aw, what a pretty family picture: rolling racks and working diners at the conference table.

She went onto add that if her daughter wasn’t so completely involved in the line, “designing, consulting, whatever you want to call it,” she wouldn’t let her do it. Pardon us while our ears pique. Did Madonna say designer? If Lourdes is a designer than Madge has never lip-synched a song in her life. Consultant — that we can almost swallow.  But no matter how enviably cool and completely well-dressed her eldest is, we’re pretty sure little Lourdes isn’t quite on par with Stella McCartney just yet.

Regardless, at least Madonna seems to have instilled a work ethic in her daughter — now maybe she could convince her pal Katie Holmes to put little Suri to work.

Via The Cut.

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