I am a regular reader of Vogue and what I love most about flipping the pages is that I know I am going to see something I have never seen before. Be it the fashion story, the model, or the concept, something always jumps out at me.
Recently in French Vogue, which is a lot more ‘liberal’ with their shoots (ie: boob shots), quite the controversy was raised about a model who was used.
Thylane Blondeau, the model in question, is 10 years old.
The firestorm hit over the “sexually provocative poses” showcased it the spread.
Thylane has been a model since she was the age of 4 and has walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Due to the controversy her parents have since pulled her out of school as to protect her from the backlash. They’ve stated; “These were little girls playing dress up. This was a photo shoot at which there was no discomfort, no controversy, no ulterior motive. It’s a terrible thing to take this photo out of context and attack my daughter”
I am so curious to find out what others think, so I am asking you!
I’d also be interested in your comments! (leave them below)
To add food for thought over this whole debacle, here are two other images you should consider…
This famed photo from world-renowned photographer Annie Lebovitz created quite the negative press after it appeared in Vanity Fair… Outrage that it was exploiting her in a sexual nature.
Mary Kate Olsen
So where do you draw the line? It’s a ‘haute’ topic…
I’ll let you decide!