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Gisele Bundchen’s 5-Year-Old Niece Is Designing a Clothing Line

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Gisele Bundchen works the catwalk. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Suddenly, the pre-school set it so stylish! Taking a cue from the fashionable Suri Cruise, 5-year-old Duda Bundchen, the niece of uber-successful model Gisele Bundchen, is designing her own clothing line, with Brazilian kids' clothing brand Brandili Mundi. Yep, you read that right: She's 5. My niece who's that age doesn't know how to tie a scarf around her neck, so forgive me for being skeptical about who's really doing the work to create Duda Bundchen for Brandili Mundi's designs! Still, Duda's people insist that she's very hands-on with her line, which will be available in stores in July. "She told us about her preferences on prints, cuts and details, and based on the briefing we received from her we came up with a collaborative collection," Germano Costa, the commercial and marketing director for the brand's parent company, Brandili Textil, told Forbes. "The pieces were all approved by Duda, whose romantic inspiration will no doubt catch girls' eyes."

Duda was selected for this prestigious opportunity after she became the face of the brand last year. And if she's anything like her famous aunt, her fashions will be a hit. Gisele topped Forbes' list of the world's richest supermodels in 2011, with an estimated income of $45 million that she earned doing everything from selling her own fashion line at home in Brazil to strutting down the runway here in the United States. Do you think Duda's a little Gisele in the making?

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