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Paris Vogue Goes Creepy

Posted on | January 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

Those photos are from the December issue of Paris Vogue, which had a multi-page fashion spread featuring 6- and 7-year-old girls. Jennifer Grant at Christianity Today calls this “Another Assault on Little Girls,” although she says some readers are defending it:

Are fans of the December issue correct when they say that those of us who find some of these images disturbing are just dirty-minded ourselves? . . . Could I be — how you say? — prudish or naïf to find the pictures unsettling? . . .
Fashion designer Tom Ford was the guest editor and designed the controversial issue . . . Is it relevant that Ford is a close friend to photographer Terry Richardson (whose work is featured elsewhere in the December/January issue), and that Richardson has been accused of preying on child models and has written and gleefully performed a song called “Child Molester’s Coming For You”?
I think so.

Read the rest.

UPDATE: In May, Charles Hill wrote about Vogue photographer Terry Richardson:

He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves.

Read the whole thing. What we call creepy, the artistic types call “edgy.”


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