Dressed by the Kids

Transform your look and transform lives. Together we will end poverty.

This year, on the 29 April, adults all over the UK are going to be letting kids loose on their wardrobes. From weird and wacky to smart and chic, the day will be loads of fun for adults and kids alike!


Mini fashion icons help launch Oxfam’s Dressed by the Kids Day.

Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, Zoolander and Ab Fab’s Patsy and Eddie as you’ve never seen them before.

Five young stars were transformed into popular style icons to launch Oxfam’s new fundraising event, Dressed by the Kids Day.

Bali Ashworth and Ruby Koopman, both 6, are transformed into self-proclaimed fashion icons Patsy & Eddie from Ab Fab

  • Molly Reid, 7, from Glasgow, was transformed into iconic Vogue Fashion Editor Anna Wintour.
  • Daniel Runacres, 8, from Surrey, donned Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld’s unforgettable black and white look.
  • Joseph Murfin, 5, from Nottingham, became this year’s big screen hit, Derek Zoolander.
  • Ruby Koopman, 6, from Leeds, and Bali Ashworth, 8, from Oxford, were transformed into the self-proclaimed fashion icons Patsy & Eddie from Absolutely Fabulous.

Speaking about her newly appointed Anna Wintour role, Molly Reid commented, “I am so excited to be involved. I love dressing up and wearing pretty clothes so this has been a dream come true for me. I wore a wig on the day as my hair is longer than Anna’s, and I really liked how it looked on me.”

Each of the junior stylists was carefully selected following a nationwide search by Oxfam to find the faces of Dressed by the Kids Day. Entrants were asked to submit a short video entry in which they had to describe their favourite fancy dress outfit.

Taking place on Friday 29 April, Dressed by the Kids Day dares the nation to put the children in charge of their wardrobe. Mums, dads, aunts, uncles and grandparents are encouraged to get dressed by their kids in exchange for sponsorship.

Tim Hunter, Oxfam Head of Fundraising, said “Dressed by the Kids Day is a fun initiative with children at it’s very heart. We were blown away by the adorable entries to our competition and we hope that the nation will be inspired by these kids to get involved on April 29 and help Oxfam’s fight against poverty. ”

Daniel Runacres, who replicates the look of Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld said, “I feel really smart wearing my suit, but I’m not too sure about this wig!”

Those embracing the opportunity and taking part in Dressed by the Kids Day will raise vital funds for Oxfam’s fight against poverty. In just 15 years, extreme poverty has been halved and in 15 more years, it can be ended for good.

Those who want to unite the family in something truly fun and unique can sign up via www.oxfam.org.uk, where they will be issued a unique text code to allow family and friends to sponsor them in an instant.

Dedicated Dressed by the Kids Day Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will build momentum and add to the fun using #DressedByTheKids.

Transform your look and transform lives in poverty.