Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dior Model Sofia Mechetner (14): Teen Sexpliotation or High Fashion?

Tanith Carey shared in The Daily Mail (26 Jul 2015) that 14-year-old Sofia Mechetner has been ordained as the face of Dior. Mechetner, who is from Tel Aviv, signed a two-year contract worth £170,000. 

After the 5' 11" Mechetner was signed by an agent in Israel, she was booked for a photo shoot in Paris, but the Parisian agency cancelled the photo shoot after it learned of the nymphet's age; however, after visiting the Dior store, Mechetner made such an impression on Raf Simons, the brand's creative director, that, despite her age, she was signed to an exclusive contract.

And Mechetner was signed by Dior despite the fact that in 2012 the entire line of international Vogue agreed to not hire models who were younger than 16, and in 2007 the British Fashion Council recommended that designers only use models who were at least 16. 

And what did Dior boldly have Mechetner wear in its 2015 Autumn Winter show? A flowing, yet sheer, Haute Couture Dior gown, which clearly revealed where her "pleasant fountains lie."

Kaia Gerber (13)

The potential controversy that comes with being a teen model hasn't stop the daughters of some celebrities. For example, Kaia Gerber, the 13-year-old daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, signed a contract with IMG and did a photo shoot where Carey described Gerber as "[...] reclining on a pillow, heavily made up, half-closed eyes and a come-hither pout." 

Lily-Rose Depp (15)

15-year-old Lily-Rose Depp, the daughter of Johnny, was hired as the face of Chanel eyewear. 

 Anais Gallagher (14)

And Anais, the daughter of rock star Noel Gallagher, signed with Select Model Management at the tender age of 11. 

Thus, the despite the outcry, the allure of nymphet models continues.

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