Kimora Lee Simmons and Daughters Walk the Runway

09/16/2008 at 01:30 PM ET
Anthony Causi /Landov

Designer Kimora Lee Simmons and daughters Ming Lee, 8 ½, and Aoki Lee, 6, walked the runway at the close of the Spring 2009 Baby Phat show on Friday at New York Fashion Week.

Kimora — who says she won’t allow her girls to wear revealing clothes — celebrated her collection at an afterparty later that night with boyfriend Djimon Hounsou. Ming and Aoki’s father is Kimora’s ex-husband Russell Simmons.

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Abigail on

Awww . . . the girls are getting so big! I remember when the little one was just born. Both, obviously, are insanely beautiful.

Cassandra on

Oh my goodness they are both getting so big! I love Ming’s hair, it’s so beautiful, a lot like my little cousin Emmie’s hair.

Sarah Mac on

How do you pronounce Aoki?

Paula on

On the show, Kimora pronouces her name I-O-Key.

g.rocks on

Kimora’s girls are gorgeous! evertime i see a pic of them they are on the runway or always doing something about their looks. My thought, is it healthy for children to focus big time on outer looks? i just think we should tell our children that inner beauty is what counts the most!

Ahthene on

I love that she always dress the girls like girls, rather than miniature women.

bren on

I agree g.rock. Its so much more important to tell a child they are smart or nice then beautiful, in my opinion. I think outter looks can really give a child a complex. I hate to say it but I am not a fan of Kimora and the way she is with her daughters when I watch her show. They are very bossy and rude and I saw the one episode when they go to the Barbie place to make Kimora’s doll and they said they couldnt do certain things and she was demanding it in front of her daughters and the women just looked like they wanted to get out of there. I hope this comment doesn’t affend anyone, I am just not a huge fan because I am a nanny for a little girl who’s father is the same way and its very hard to watch her be disrespectful to adults and I see her children do that alot on her show.

Mani on

g.rock and bren,

I think the reason that the only pictures of them that we see are from the runway, is just that reason, she doesn’t allow pap pics of them.
I don’t see where being on a runway, at the end, is focusing on their looks or that it is unhealthy for them.

Design and fashion are art forum, if u watch the show, she allows them to “design” their own collection.

I think Kimora has their best interest at heart, they are bound to be interested in what their mother is interested in, I know I was at that age.

Being disrespectful is something totally displaced from the whole runway scene. Rude kids are rude kids. I agree that she talks to a lot of her “assistants” rudely but I lot of that is for TV. If she was polite and non demanding, no one would watch the show.

My parents always told me that I was beautiful inside and out and I didn’t have a complex. To totally ignore looks develop complexes are much as focusing everything on looks.

There is that happy medium that most people can find that most people live in.

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