Emily Ratajkowski‘s 1-year-old son, Sylvester Apollo Bear, has officially landed his first fashion campaign.
While 18-year-old Apple Martin waited until this season to make her fashion week debut and Kaia Gerber‘s first campaign came at age 15 for Marc Jacobs, Ratajkowski is starting her toddler early, giving new meaning to the phrase “nepo baby” (keyword: baby).
Making the most of those cherub cheeks, Em Rata enlisted her blonde-haired, blue-eyed son to pose alongside his supermodel mother for Tory Burch’s new spring 2023 ads.
“Sly ! My little 👽⭐️ alien superstar. I love my Tory family so much,” Ratajkowski captioned a gallery of photos from the shoot on Instagram, showing her baby boy modeling three different costumes.
In the images, Sly wears an age-appropriate neon green alien costume (accessorized with micro matching Tory Burch bag in the same shade) as well as dressing up as a chicken and a carrot. In another clip, he looks adorable wearing an oversized denim jacket.
Naturally, the top models of the fashion world gave the newest recruit their tick of approval with British model Adwoa Aboah writing, “This is heaven,” Elsa Hosk adding, “Soooo stinkin cute,” and Helena Christensen commenting, “Love all these Emily.”
Ratajkowski, who shares Sly with her ex-husband, Sebastian Bear-McClard, has opened up in the past about raising her boy as a single mother. While speaking to Julia Fox on her podcast, High Low, Ratajkowski said she’s aware of the social gendered conditioning that happens in society and tries to work against it as best she can.
Ratajkowski noted Sly loves trucks, but she recently ordered him a baby doll and a tea set to readdress the “balance” in his toy box. “I’m like, we gotta balance this out, but also is this just what he likes naturally?”
Fox added that her son, Valentino, loves trucks, too, but also enjoys pushing a stroller around. “Sly has a pink convertible thing…Are those the little ways you can start to make sure the conditioning doesn’t happen?” To which, Ratajkowski questioned, “[As well as] spending time around women? It makes me so sad thinking about someone trying to ‘toughen’ them up.”