A teen model who became the centre of controversy when she was put in low-cut dresses for a Vogue Paris photoshoot at just 10 years old has returned to the spotlight and been branded a " child model all grown up ". With a career spanning 10 years Thylane Blondeau could be considered to be a veteran of the fashion world, but at just 14 years old a "grown up" she certainly is not. Discussion of Blondeau's age comes after she landed a spread in Teen Vogue and follows the furore caused by Dior's choice to send year-old model Sofia Mechetner down the catwalk in a sheer dress through which her nipples were visible. We have blurred the appearance of Sofia Mechetner's nipples in the image above, as she is under the age of Mechetner's appearance among older models in the Christian Dior Autumn Winter Haute Couture show kicked off a debate about child models being treated like adults in the fashion industry. So no.
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Teen Model, Thylane Blondeau, Is Not 'All Grown Up' at the Age of 14
One of the most uncomfortable truths about the fashion industry is that most models begin working when they are in their early teens or even tweens; they are children. In this editorial, Vogue Paris cuts right to the chase. These pictures have been pretty roundly criticized for sexualizing children. And the intended message clearly has a lot to do with that very uncomfortable topic: The subjects are obviously children , but they're covered in makeup and styled in sexy dresses and too-big high heels. The girls' very adult poses preclude any reading of this editorial as a light-hearted riff on little girls playing dress-up. But it's also obvious from the over-the-top styling and the overall lurid quality that this story is a parody and a critique of the fashion industry's unhealthy interest in young girls, not an endorsement or a glamourization of it. Here are just a few of the models who began working extensively at the ages of 12, 13, and Tanya Dziahileva.
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