Yes. I am going to rant again...
The fashion industry is trying to do good with catwalks not being full of teens and including a plethora of women of all shapes, sizes and ages. But this is like 2 steps forward 10 steps back.
It's a bit of a screwed up world when the industry takes stands with fur but this goes to print?? No one thought 'Um... maybe this is crossing the line a little...'? Give that girl a Barbie and tell her to go run around outside; without all that makeup on her face.
Hey, I'm all for playing dress-up and fussing around with mommy's makeup kit but... come on!? Where is the parental responsibility? Paris Vogue: For shame! And little Ms Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau's parents - WTF were you thinking???
[Check out what Ben Barry had to say about age/size diversity - hey Ben: What's your opinion on this 10 year old? I think my thoughts are clear]
PS. OVERHEARD on a set in Singapore: one model in her 20s recently was modeling in Japan with a 12 year old who had been sent overseas to model... if you think that's awful... apparently with no chaperone. NOTE: I can't confirm this, I'm just repeating what I heard.
Have any thoughts? Heck, you can disagree with me on my blog too. Comment below!
Update: I found that I was getting a lot of referrals from ThePurseBlog so I checked out the thread. Many interesting comments - most sharing my opinion.
Another [OMG] update!! So I was in a theatrical shop today in Singapore [Number 1 Costume Costume] looking for some supplies for an upcoming editorial shoot and found this:
Yup. That is a French maid costume for a child... Please tell me in what circumstances that a child would wear this aside from ZERO! You see it's shots like the above Paris Vogue editorial, this costume and tolerance for such inappropriate ... trying to find the words to express my opinion... words escape me.
"French maid refers to a strongly modified style of servant’s dress that evolved from typical maids’ black and white afternoon uniforms of the nineteenth century (and their later use by stereotypical soubrette characters in burlesque dramas and bedroom farces). The designs of the French maid dress can range widely from a conservative look to revealing. It is often used in cosplay, sexual roleplaying, and fetishism. Depending on design details, some forms can be classified as lingerie."