10 year old Vogue model

(202 Posts)
sherbertdipdab Fri 05-Aug-11 07:48:49


just when you thought it couldn't get any younger sad


catsareevil Fri 05-Aug-11 08:00:25


I dont understand why Vogue would want to entertain this kind of thing.

hester Fri 05-Aug-11 08:05:19


Plus: what the hell were the parents thinking?

I have a friend with two exceptionally beautiful daughters, 7 and 8. They look like identical twins - it's hard to tell them apart - but the eldest is very into girly stuff and clothes, the youngest is into superheroes and sports. Anyway, they started modelling and the elder got loads of work - she loved it and was very keen to co-operate and do it well - and the younger, who was restless and bored, didn't.

My friend heard them chatting in their room one night and the younger was saying to the elder, "You're the beautiful one, and everybody loves you more than me." She says it was like a slap in the face, an instant realisation of FGS what am I doing here? She instantly pulled them both out of modelling and quite right too.

I would be so proud if my daughter looked like that.................at 23. How can parents let their baby do that?

fastweb Fri 05-Aug-11 08:09:33

I dont understand why Vogue would want to entertain this kind of thing.

How much publicity did\will they get from this single shoot ?

Even Vogue is seeing a fall in circulation in this economic downturn.

At the moment any visibility over and above their competitors will probably be seen as a good thing.

Controversy is hardly seen as a dirty word when it comes to raising a profile in the fashion world.

strandednomore Fri 05-Aug-11 08:10:10

i'm suprised that's legal.

catsareevil Fri 05-Aug-11 08:15:50

Fastwab - That had crossed my mind too, but I had always seen Vogue as being more upmarket than the type of magazine that would court publicity in this way. I must have been wrong.

trixymalixy Fri 05-Aug-11 08:18:15


Tortington Fri 05-Aug-11 08:25:53

well i shan't be buying that again

pigletmania Fri 05-Aug-11 08:29:44

It's creepy and wrong. The poor girl looks like a mini Lolita. Shame on you Vogue. Yes what are the parents thinking

Claw3 Fri 05-Aug-11 08:31:28

I heard on the radio the other day that something like 98 little girls were admitted to hospital with anorexia, some as young as 5 years old and all below the age of 10. Its disguisting.

EuphemiaMcGonagall Fri 05-Aug-11 08:32:10

YANBU - look at that poor child with her face made up and her eyebrows plucked! shock

DD (9) already frets about being fat (she's skinny!), ugly, etc. and I don't know where it comes from. I don't buy magazines other than Radio Times (grin) and we don't watch any TV shows that might make her feel inadequate, and yet she's still picking up this pressure from somewhere.

What chance does that wee model have?


msrisotto Fri 05-Aug-11 08:47:06

That is so so wrong and gross.

nenevomito Fri 05-Aug-11 08:47:43

This is just so ridiculously wrong on so many levels, I don't know where to begin.

The picture shows a 10 year old girl dressed as an adult woman in an adult pose wearing high heels.

Why is this somehow forgiveable for high fashion, but would be considered completely taboo in any other medium? The answer is that it isn't. The sexualisation of young girls in the media is bad enough as it is without a major player like Vogue normalising what would be considered inappropriate everywhere else.

What on earth were her parents thinking?

fastweb Fri 05-Aug-11 08:48:21

That had crossed my mind too, but I had always seen Vogue as being more upmarket than the type of magazine that would court publicity in this way. I must have been wrong

I doubt this was done to with an overt intent to pander to the Jordan end of the market, probably framed as being "ironic" and making a "statement".

Plus it leaves a great possibility to turn negative publicity into good when they get their pre prepared hair shirts out, apologize unreservedly, slam some hapless fallgal and do a high profile, high selling editorial on "letting girls be girls".

Thus giving them a quick, highly visible rebirth in a sector of the market that perhaps would be the first to chop the cost of a Vogue off their monthly outgoings and stick with a cheaper mag. But with the apology Vogue would look more attractive than the cheaper mag, cos Vogue has wriggled it's way into being a high profile player into one of the key issues that matters to a fairly large sector of their intended audience.

I doubt if they had gone straight for the "let girls be girls" bandwagon it would have reached such a wide audience, not least cos pre this shoot they would have had to work exceedingly hard at making themselves look truly relevant to the campaign\perspective.


I think once you scratch the polished surface of the fashion world the sleaze quotient (at every level) isn't that hard to find.

SeenButNotHeard Fri 05-Aug-11 08:52:51

Is the girl American?

Having had the unfortunate experience of seeing tiny children dressed up for Pagents over there, I can't say that this image particularly shocks me.

I don't like it though - and really would have thought that Vogue would have more sense.

faverolles Fri 05-Aug-11 08:59:56

Apart from everything everyone else has said, this girl is tipped to be the next big thing in fashion - what happens if puberty hits and she develops undesirable features? (in the world of modelling I mean) What happens to her then, if her boobs are "too big", or her hips "too wide" Will her parents be supportive? Quite frankly if they are happy for her to pose like that at age 10, I don't think they will be.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Fri 05-Aug-11 09:02:01

I think that children are only really beautiful when they are being and dressing like children. A child that dresses/acts as an adult is just weird and a magazine that facilitates and encourages that is just tacky. I think that Vogue has lost the plot, possibly some of its readership and probably a lot of the 'prestige' it enjoys. It's just another tacky magazine now, no more mystique or anything to set it apart from any other.

She LOOKS 10 as well, as if she is playing dress up. The whole thing is bizarre.

malinois Fri 05-Aug-11 09:02:04

Seen - Eurotrash I think. By Eurotrash I mean "Daddy is from Germany originally but went to college in the US, where he met mummy who is from Sweden but actually half-Chinese/Hungarian. We live in Monaco with all our other over-privileged Eurotrash friends and our extremely tenuous grip on reality. See you in St Moritz! <air kiss, air kiss>"

Not that I'm stereotyping or making any assumptions.

kayb123 Fri 05-Aug-11 09:18:38

shame on the parents for allowing their daughter be seen in a way that can be seen posing in a adult like way - thankfully she is fully clothed, i was half expecting some leg to be showing. Why cant children stay children and inocent.

FriggFRIGG Fri 05-Aug-11 09:23:46

that is so sad.

i will NOT be buying vogue again.

annieversaire Fri 05-Aug-11 09:23:48

I think the pose is very sexually provocative and to me it crosses a line in terms of paedop[hilia. Sorry, it's just how I reacted at first seeing it.

I don't think it is right.

porcamiseria Fri 05-Aug-11 09:29:34

wrong wrong wrong, but agree given that america has 3 year olds dressed like playboy bunnies

sorry, lots of americans are lovely but SHAME ON HER PARENTS, fucking twats

BuxomWenchOnAPony Fri 05-Aug-11 09:32:01

Good god.

Horrible, just horrible.

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