Kelly Rutherford and Her Kids Model for Fendi

04/18/2011 at 01:00 PM ET
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In between acting and plans to write a child-rearing manual, Kelly Rutherford has added another career to her repertoire — model mom!

On April 14, the Gossip Girl actress and her two adorable tots (Hermés, 4½, and Helena, 22 months) made their runway debut at the Fendi Children’s Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show at the brand’s New York City flagship store.

Rutherford, who also co-hosted the event with Divalysscious Moms, strutted her stuff down the catwalk in a bright orange dress paired with purple and yellow heeled sandals, while her children lit up the stage in a gray suit and sundress, respectively.

The show, which marks the U.S. launch of the company’s first kids collection, featured 34 chicly-dressed boys and girls wearing playful takes on grown-up pieces including a classic trench, a Liberty-print ruffle blouse, rain-proof poncho and clean-cut jeans.

Attendees, big and small, also enjoyed Ilene Miriam cupcakes and fresh fruit smoothies and snacks courtesy of Plum Organics. Even better? A percentage of the event’s proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross Japan Relief. See more of the line at!

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rachel on

Wow, here she goes again, using her kids to get publicity for herself. At least it’s for charity. NOT!!!!!

Mira on

Wow, her son looks exactly like his father!

RKF on

Of course she’d be modeling for Fendi — I’m sure anything else would be beneath her. I find her so vapid, insincere, and lacks true altruism. The day I see her modeling for charity for Target, I’ll think differently.

Mari on

That woman just screams fake to me. I know you shouldn’t really judge someone you don’t really know. But so far all the statements she had made in interviews were either nasty (towards her husband and also the bf before) or sounded insincere. Plus she seems to use her children for a place in the spotlight.

Kate on

She used the poor guy as a sperm donor. Nice and clever guy, who happens to be pretty rich. And she is now parading those kids for publicity. Good job Kelly. Well done.

Anonymous on

whats up with the colors shes wearing!! Cuts kids thou.

Kelli on

“okay kids, now strut to the end of the runway, and shout our daddy is a douchebag!”

Angela on

I just wish she would do something different with her hair. It always looks so blah. The kids look cute.

Terri on

What a beautiful family!

Jennifer on

Wow, lots of negative people here! Beautiful Family!

Mimz on

Here goes more negativity but……I know I’m not the only one that feels those kids are props for photo ops for her. :/

nanali on

I really love her and the little ones =)

rachel on

Rest assured, you are not the only one. The others are probably just so disinterested in her &/or fed up that they moved on to the next post without bothering to read about her and post a comment of their own!

A Hinds on

Kelly and her children look beautiful. I doubt that Kelly uses her kids as photo ops. She genuinely seems to love them.