Thursday, December 16, 2010

Playing Dress Up Or Too Much?

I saw some commentary on fellow fashion blog ferOHHHsh on an editorial in the recent Vogue Paris featuring six-year-olds dressed to the nines. And while my buddy was horrified by the spread, I didn't find it offensive at all. Have I watched one too many Toddlers & Tiaras? The Mr would say yes to that question without even knowing the context :OWhile I do believe that girls are growing up WAY TOO FAST, I do imagine that this shoot was more little girls playing dress up as opposed to sexualizing children. I do that admit some of the poses are a bit much, and I would have preferred giggling smiles over vacant model stare downs. But I also kinda like that they treated it like any other fashion shoot, which definitely creates an edgy art vibe to the editorial.
Perhaps this is all commentary on the industry's obsession with youth? If you think about it, most regular high fashion shoots have models in the 15 to 20 range. At least these girls' parents were (hopefully) there!
What do you think?


Style Geek said...

There are some pics that look a little bit over sexualized for 6-yr-olds but before I even read your post, I also thought it was commentary on the fashion industry's obsession with youth. Then the model stares and poses make a lot of sense.

On a side note, I would have loved to have been part of this dress-up party at 6. #justsaying