Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's baby has made what may be her first fashion statement, appearing on the cover of People magazine in a $42 T-shirt sold by a Denver boutique — and triggering a tidal wave of orders.
Belly, a shop in Denver's tony Cherry Creek district, sent Jolie one of the T-shirts and some maternity clothes in January. It wasn't immediately clear whether the shirt in the cover photo was the one sent by Belly.
"Everyone's claiming that they're responsible for sending them their `gift package' because they want publicity," the shirt's designer, Kingsley Aarons, told USA Today.
"Obviously, if she wore something of ours, that would be awesome," Belly employee Janci Clawson told the Rocky Mountain News in Tuesday's editions. "But it was more of a `thank you' to Angelina for doing so much for women and children around the world."
Belly co-owner Janci Frisby said she has also sent clothes to Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Garner and Gwen Stefani but got no response.
The shirt worn by Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt says "The Pots & Pans Band" in Gothic letters and features a skull and crossbones, an eagle and some pots and pans.
After People hit newsstands last week, Belly was deluged with telephone and Internet orders for the shirt, and quickly sold out. More are on order.
Jolie gave birth to Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt on May 27 at a private clinic in the resort town of Walvis Bay in Namibia.