French Lingerie for Little Girls?
August 17, 2011
If our recent report of pole dancing lessons for kids didn’t make you irate, this one still may; a French lingerie line is now under fire for its new line of “loungerie” (that’s lingerie plus loungewear) for girls aged three months and up, Fashionista.com reports.
Marketing themselves as the “first designer brand dedicated to ‘loungerie’ for children and teenagers, comprised of loungewear and lingerie to be worn over and under, inside and outside,” the brand in question, Jours Après Lunes, only gets into more trouble with the photos on their website. While the clothes for babes ages 3 to 36 months are age-appropriately chic, it’s the line for 4- to 12-year-old girls that is causing a stir. Dressed in what offers little more coverage than “grown-up” lingerie, the young models are styled seductively like older women with sunglasses, pearls, and reclining poses.
And of course, this is merely the latest round in the recent controversy over the use of young models in particularly provocative attire or poses, à la French Vogue’s recent hyper-sexualized editorial, which features 10-year-old model Thylane Blondeau. In any case, I doubt that we’ll be seeing any soon-to-be moms requesting gift cards for the line at their baby shower.
Would you put your grade-schooler in “loungerie?”