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Diddy's daughters strut the catwalk at Kids Fashion Week

Oct. 7, 2013 at 11:14 AM ET

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: P Diddy Combs attends the Swarovski presentation at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week in Collaboration with VOGUEbambini on...
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Sean "Diddy" Combs, along with daughters Chance, Jessie and D'Lila Combs, attend the Swarovski presentation at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week on Oct. 5, 2013 in New York City.

Diddy is one proud daddy.

The music mogul, 43, showed off his daughters , 7-year-old Chance and her half-siblings, twins Jessie and D’Lila, at Kids Fashion Week NYC (Oct. 5-6). The pint-size fashionistas strutted the Ooh! La, La! Couture catwalk at the bi-annual showcase created exclusively for the children's market. 

Smiling and striking a pose, the “little supermodels” — as Diddy called them — wore asymmetrical dresses and high-heeled sneaker wedges, which were rather controversial when first introduced to the children’s footwear market.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Jesse Combs and D'Lila Combs walk the Ooh! La La! preview during the Swarovski at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week in Coll...
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Jesse and D'Lila Combs work the runway at the Ooh! La La! preview during the Swarovski at petiteParade Kids Fashion Week NYC.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Harper Tillman and Chance Combs walk the Ooh! LaLa! preview during the Swarovski at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week in Co...
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On right, Chance Combs makes her dad proud.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: P Diddy Combs attends the Swarovski Show at petiteParade NY Kids Fashion Week in Collaboration with VOGUEbambini on October...
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Stage dad: Diddy shows his front row support for his twin daughters.

Jessie and D’Lila are Diddy's daughters with ex-girlfriend Kim Porter and Chance by his former lover, Sarah Chapman. All three were born in 2006.

“Words can’t explain how proud I am of my young ladies,” Diddy posted on Instagram. “There’s no greater feeling.”

While kids on the catwalk are adorable, some parents have taken issue with a fashion week devoted solely to little ones. Last spring’s Global Kids Fashion Week, which featured high-end brands such as Missoni and Fendi, led to questions about whether luxury designers should market to children (and their credit card-wielding parents).

In a story for the Daily Beast, writer Tom Sykes asked: “Does the rise of mini-me kid fashion represent a threat to our kid’s innocence, too much pressure to grow up too young, or is high fashion for kids simply an aberration of interest only to a limited class of 1 percenters?”

In a TODAY.com survey, 85 percent of readers voted it “inappropriate and sends kids the wrong message”, while 15 percent thought it “fun and ultimately harmless.”

Sailor Brinkley, 15, daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley, is now the face of national accessories chain Claire's.
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Sailor Brinkley, 15, daughter of supermodel Christie Brinkley, is now the face of national accessories chain Claire's.

As for children of celebrities, they’ve taken all too quickly to modeling in recent years. Diddy’s girls join a growing list of famous offspring opting to pose in front of the camera. Sailor Brinkley Cook, 15, is the face of Claire’sRomeo Beckham, 11, models for Burberry; and the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, posed for Guess when she was 6 years old.

The Young Versace spring/summer 2012 campaign featured 10-year old Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford.
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The Young Versace spring/summer 2012 campaign featured 10-year old Kaia Gerber, the daughter of Cindy Crawford.

But even though Diddy’s daughter are allowed to model, they’re still too young for other pursuits (and this proud papa will be watching).

“I’m really in trouble!” Diddy admitted on Instragram. “No for real. No dating till you’re 25!"

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