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Has French VOGUE Taken Child Models Too Far?

Submitted by on January 6, 2011 – 9:53 am11 Comments

Within the pages of the Tom Ford–guest edited December/January edition of French VOGUE, you’ll find amongst other things (like a Wild West–themed photo shoot titled “Pussy West” by Terry Richardson) a fashion layout with children as models.

Wearing tight dresses, sky-high stilettos, dazzling jewelry and vampy make-up, the baby-faced chanteuses featured in the spread (titled “Cadeaux,” meaning “gifts”) were approved by the magazine’s controversial editor, Carine Roitfeld. This is Roitfeld’s last issue, a departure after 10 years questioned by industry insiders: Did she leave on her own accord? Or was she fired due to shoots such as this one? Many are up in arms at these images, which appear to be her grand finalé ploy for attention (Christianity Today goes as far as calling the photos “an assault on little girls.”) Check them out and be your own judge:


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  • thebottomline says:

    YES! YES! YES!. They are sickos over there for that!

  • Maria Jonsdottir says:

    Thats it. From now on I will not buy this sick magazin anymore. Have the people responsible for this sick longings to children?
    One might think so.
    Shame on you Vouge – now you have gone too far.

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  • Joe Blow says:

    Great comments from all the fat ugly america women. “Sick” is your 300 pounds of thong sprawled out on the beach ramming a Bigmac down your throat. EVERYONE knows this girl is a natural beauty. Stop being a jelous hater

  • The man says:

    well for you Joe Blow. I feel as if your a pedofile. I would rather look at a 300 pound american woman in a thong than a child wearing high fashion who has a look on their face that says, “i want you to crawl in this bed with me.” thats a little more sick than a fat american woman.

  • morris says:

    What is wrong with the fashion layout? You haters make it sound like they are all naked. What a bunch of hypocrites. If your child was in gymnastics in america they would wear skin tight leotards. Not much left to the imagination there. Yet these models have more clothes on then half of the homeless in our country. Half of whom are Vets, but the homeless aren’t fashionable, are they?
    Go eat your potato chips and and wear your spandex pants and find out where your kid is for crying out loud.

  • Wendy Roloson says:

    First of all, lay off America! Second of all, sexualizing a child makes the industry just as guilty as the sicko who gets off on children. Pedophiles, and you know who you are, have what’s called a pedophile bible where they keep pics of children in sexual type poses from ads meant to sell things. We have gone too far in our concepts of what is considered fashion, and art. Children should be kept as innocent as possible for as long as possible however in todays world, we need to teach them the proper terminology in order to put the pedophile who preys on them in jail. It is a sick world where all strangers are bad. And I am also Canadian so shut your sick mouth.

  • Right, cause I'm giving you my name says:

    …Why do you naturally assume the people who are against this are Americans? I suppose it’s because all of America is fat, lazy, biased tubs of lard, huh? Good on you, for pointing that out. I just hate how BIASED the US is, being fat and lazy and all. Wait a second, it’s not the US’s bias I was thinking of… hmm… Now what who was that? Oh, wait a minute!

    Snark aside, I don’t think it’s right for a girl to be published in a magazine like that, while still legally a child. It’s not because I’m “fat and jealous of her natural beauty”, but because once you publish a few thousand of those things, you can’t control what happens to them. And posing provocatively? If people can make porn out of the most plain, trivial things in the planet, they can make it out of that. Should a girl, just a kid, have to live with that dangling over her head? She won’t understand now, but when she finally gets it it could strike like a hammer. Children are children, and it’s our duty to protect them, not use them for mone (despite their “natural beauty”).

    One more point: Because someone criticized this piece, you (morris and Joe Blow) attacked America. You didn’t attack the critic, you didn’t attack the position, you attacked America. If you want to make a semi-decent argument (first, learn the wonders of the English language), then don’t scrounge for completely unrelated topics to fire back. It’s pathetic, and makes you lose the argument just as much as if you had said nothing at all.

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