With her rouged lips and stiletto heels, sprawled across a tiger skin rug pouting at the camera, you’d think this was your typical high-end fashion pose. However, the model in the picture is a school child, barely into double figures.
Ten-year-old child model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau has caused outrage in the US after her photo shoot for French magazine Cadeaux was deemed inappropriate and too provocative for her a child her age.
The heavily made-up girl, who is being tipped as the next big thing in fashion despite her young age, has featured in numerous high-profile campaigns, but it’s her latest shoot that has raised concerns.
The Parisian pre-teen, who is the daughter of actress Veronika Loubry and former French footballer Patrick Blondeau, started her career at the age of 5, when she walked the catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier.
Sadly, Thylane isn’t the first child model to come under fire for modelling adult clothing. Actress Dakota Fanning, 17, was chosen to be the face of Marc Jacob’s perfume, Oh Lola, and was criticised for striking provocative poses. Dakota’s younger sister Elle Fanning, 13, was recently revealed to be modelling Marc Jacob’s A/W 2011 range for women.
True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld, 14, is also one of the latest teens to front a women’s clothing campaign, with her deal with Miu Miu.
What do you think of Thylane’s photo shoot?