Topic: infantilization

Dakota Fanning Addresses Banned Perfume Ad, Continues To Dress Like A Sexy Child In Glamour

Dakota Fanning Addresses Banned Perfume Ad, Continues To Dress Like A Sexy Child In Glamour

Remember when that Marc Jacobs perfume ad featuring Dakota Fanning was banned in the UK for appearing to sexualize a child? I was a little disappointed she didn’t weigh in at the time, as she seems like a smart young lady who thinks at least a little bit about why she does the things she does. Well, in the February issue of Glamour, she finally addresses the controversy…by playing dumb about it. More »

Gallery: What Do You Think Of This Batman Themed Clothing Line For Grown Women?

Gallery: What Do You Think Of This Batman Themed Clothing Line For Grown Women?

In a bit of unexpected cross promo with The Dark Knight Rises, British design label Lazy Oaf is about to release a line of Batman themed clothing for grown-ups. Which makes me wonder: is it ever really possible to make “hip” clothing that takes itself seriously— as the numerous shots of a model wearing Batman clothes, doing editorial poses, and making sexyface would suggest—out of a movie based on a superhero comic? I don’t think so, but maybe you disagree! Peruse the photos and tell me what you think. More »

Gallery: Madewell Encourages Grown Women To Dress Like Disheveled Toddlers

Gallery: Madewell Encourages Grown Women To Dress Like Disheveled Toddlers

Zooey Deschanel, what hath thou wrought?

Okay, so Zooey generally looks fairly put-together. But the quirksome, infantilized woman-children she so often plays seem to have leaked into mainstream culture to the point where major fashion brands like Madewell are styling their models like they’re trying out for Charlize Theron‘s role on Arrested Development. I’m all for dressing whimsically, but there’s a difference between selecting a cutesy print and making people wonder if you’re developmentally disabled and/or engaged in some sort of adult baby fetish play. Click through to see what I mean. More »