On the heels of Dakota Fanning’s Lola by Marc Jacobs perfume ad being banned in England for sexualizing a child, Fanning is quoted in the December issue of W as saying that she was too young to wear the clothes she had on the first time she ever posed for the designer.
The clothes to which she’s referring were part of the campaign for Jacobs’ 2007 Spring-Summer line that was shot when Fanning was 12. She wasn’t dressed provocatively, but she did look like what she was at the time — a girl playing dress-up in women’s clothing.
In W, Fanning tells interviewer Lynn Hirschberg that “I was always into fashion because my mom has always been interested in fashion. She majored in fashion merchandising in college, and it’s always been something we have in common. When I did that first campaign for Marc Jacobs, I really wasn’t old enough to wear the clothes. He made all the clothes from the runway in my size. I still have them.”