Do we really need to deem children “the next” anything at age 12? More
Topic: thylane blondeau
French actress Eva Ionesco is suing her mother, photographer Irina Ionesco, over a set of provocative photos that were published in Playboy, featuring Eva at age elevan. More
Meet Duda Bundchen, 5-year-old niece of supermodel Gisele Bundchen. This little Bundchen is both a model and a designer (because of nepotism and fashion’s laissez-faire attitude toward language) and she’s in the midst of launching a collection of kid’s clothes. Sigh. More
It’s so elegant! Until you remember that this girl is 4. More
Frankly, after the whole outrage over Thylane Blondeau, (and Eva Ionesco long before her) I can’t imagine letting any child of mine model until she’s say… 40. At which point, having her naked chest covered in beads will be a proud statement about female liberation, the fact that there are still beads on the planet 50 years from now, and, last but not least, a statement of all-too human rebellion against the inevitable robot overlords.
French TV presenter turned clothing designer Veronika Loubry has responded to the controversy surrounding photos of her daughter, 10-year-old model Thylane Blondeau. Loubry has closed Thylane’s official Facebook page (to the public) with the following message More
Yesterday, we pointed out that we were disturbed by the images of Thylane Blondeau - because she’s ten and being photographed topless. Some of you pointed out that there’s a history of similar images and that we shouldn’t be shocked. So we looked up similar images and were shocked! At least by some of them.
That’s probably because we’re only used to thinking of child models in L.L. Bean catalogues. There’s obviously a wide range of the way young girls are portrayed by the fashion industry. But where does the line get crossed? Let’s look at some various depictions, and you tell us when it begins to seem inappropriate. More