E L L E F O R M A R C J A C O B S
Source: Tom & Lorenzo
Elle Fanning for Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011. Shot by Juergen Teller. Elle Fanning is probably the most mature thirteen year old around. Which I know bothers a lot of people, considering she's modelling clothes that are meant for mature women. They say she looks like she's raided her mother's closet, she looks uncomfortable and out of place. Call it what you will but I think she looks stunning - fresh-faced, windswept and that innocence only someone her age could have. Certainly more confidence than Hailee Steinfeld in her Miu Miu campaign. I suppose I'm looking at it aesthetically and I'd say it works for me. Also because I have great admiration for someone who can solidify her position as a style icon well before the age of sixteen. Perhaps from a marketing perspective, it would be all wrong. Doesn't really capture that target market all too well. And then there are some who see its Lolita-esque qualities... honestly people, just because a young girl pouts or stares directly at the camera, doesn't mean it has sexual connotations. It's called modelling!