Should Young Models be Banned?

10-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau recently re-sparked the debate about young models and what is appropriate for them, when her recent editorial for Vogue Paris became a major news story. Thylane's photo shoot sees the young model dress up as a full-grown woman, something which has been called "creepy" and even "kiddie porn" by some of those who find issue with it. 

Thylane however, isn't the only young girl who is gracing the pages of fashion magazines. This season, two major fashion labels have chosen two actresses, both under the age of 15, to be the faces of their label. Marc by Marc Jacobs enlisted rising star Elle Fanning, who is just 13-years-old for their campaign - and she too seems to be dressed as an adult in the campaign - something which went less noticed than the controversy that surrounded Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau's Vogue Paris work.  

True Grit actress Hailee Steinfield, who is just 14-years-old is now the face of Miu Miu, and in the campaign (see the full set of photos here) poses in adult-like designs, covets glittery heels and holds up luxurious leather bags in awe.

So with so many youthful faces on the pages of Vogue and other such magazines, is it really fair to criticize one above the other? Is there an age where it become acceptable to wear certain things? Should models under a certain age be banned from doing shoots for adult clothing?  It is all a matter of what we all find personally acceptable - and of course, it varies for everyone. Should girls be used to market luxurious goods? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Elle Fanning for Marc by Marc Jacobs

  Hailee Steinfield for Miu Miu  

  Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau in Vogue Paris  

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