Shock and outrage over pouting pictures of child model (10)
Published 11/08/2011 | 05:00
These are the pictures that have shocked the fashion world. It may look like a standard fashion shoot, with a leggy model lying on a bed, pouting suggestively.
However, the girl in question is only 10 years old.
The disturbing photographs of Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau in the latest edition of 'Paris Vogue' are creating a storm of controversy in the fashion world.
Blondeau, the daughter of former French international footballer Patrick Blondeau, has been modelling since she was five, working for such high profile brands as Jean Paul Gaultier.
One photo shows her in a gold lame slashed-to-the-waist dress and killer heels.
In another she lies on a leopard-skin rug wearing leopard-skin stilettos.
A third shows the youngster in full warpaint, smearing red lipstick on her lips using her finger.
Critics have described the pictures as paedophilic, while 'Paris Vogue' has so far refused to comment.