Sunday, July 4, 2010

Something's Off ?

The below photos are gorgeous and the Haute Couture clothing by YSL, Valentino, Jimmy Choo and Burberry are equally impressive.

The issue I have is the 10 year old model, Kiernan Shipka, who plays a role in the Madmen television series. She is obviously a pretty kid, and from what I have read these photos are intended to mimic a little girl playing dress-up in her mother's closet, but I am not sure that is the vibe I am getting.  I can't say I find them totally inappropriate, but there is something off.  You be the judge and tell me what you think.

Maybe it is the come-hither look, the slightly open mouth and submissive tilt of the head that bug me.  I once took an advertising class and the professor said that when an add has a woman's head tilted with an open mouth it is suggesting she is submissive and I have noticed that in every sexual add I have seen.  Example of other editorial shots done for Vogue using adult models:

 Here is a normal shot of this cute kid...I think it is much better. I am just getting old?


"The Wild Life" said...

I couldn't agree more...ugh!!! Kids grow up fast enough as it is...making them look "sexy" is just gross!

Anonymous said...

Brook Shields did this kind of stuff back in the day, and I always thought it was creepy.