Saturday, January 26, 2013

Model Scout, "I Think of Young Girls [as] Beauty."

Dakota and Elle Fanning

There was some controversy surrounding the 17-year-old Dakota Fanning Marc Jacobs Oh Lola perfume and the 13-year-old Elle Fanning Marie Claire advertisements

Marc said that he choose Dakato to hold the large phallic bottle between her legbecause, "I knew she could be this contemporary Lolita, seductive yet sweet." I wonder what Marc really knew about Lolita's seductive nature. Did you read Lolita? Did he know that in Nabokov's novel the12-year-old Lola performed oral sex on the middle-aged Humbert for extra spending money?

And why did Marie Claire choose 13-year-old Elle for their photo shoot? They're probably like the Japanese. In The Allure of Nymphets I wrote:

In Girl Model (2012), a documentary about the pipeline of early-teen Siberian models to Japan, Ashley, an American model scout for Japanese based Switch Models, said referring to Nadya, a tall, skinny, flat chested, thirteen-year-old blonde from Serbia, “They love skinny girls in Japan. And she has a fresh young face. She looks young - almost like a prepubescent girl … [The modeling] business is obsessed with youth, and especially my business from Japan. You can't be young enough and youth is beautiful, because there’s the luminosity. There's something in the skin. There's something innocent. And that's what my eye has been trained to see from Japan; so, I look at beauty and I think of young girls [as] beauty. 

Girl Model (2012) Trailer

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