Take this recent editorial....
It seems the purpose is to question our fascination with youth. There are a lot of different levels to this.
- Young girls who want to rush through childhood and act/dress like adults (or how they
perceive adults to dress).
- There is the fascination with looking like as young as possible for as long as possible.
- Of course the sexualization of young girls, which I dont even think I could intelligently
- And finally the trend of top fashion players casting 15 year olds in their shows/editorials,
even if their market is for the 40+ woman.
I see refections of all these issues in this editorial.
Mark Twain is a (the) master of satire and social commentary, often writing racist characters. It wasn't long though, before critics started asking if his writings weren't just satire, but if Twain wasn't actually just a racist. I get the same vibes from Vogue Paris.