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Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau

10 year-old Supermodel Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau

Fashion is often embroiled in controversy – this time because this supermodel is too short. Well actually, she is only 10 years old which makes sense that she’s not 5″10. And if I’m really getting to the point, the problem is that people think she is being sexualised too young. The leopard print, kiddy heels, painted nails and bling that Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau rocks make many uncomfortable and some even up in arms.

However, is she just living out every little girl’s dream – to play dress ups and wear mummy’s clothes? Any model would kill to be featured in a French Vogue (guest edited by Tom Ford might I add), wear a 3 million Euro necklace and catwalk for Jean Paul Gaultier. And any fashion designer would go ‘bananas’ (thanks Rachel Zoe) to have Heidi Klum wear their pieces and have their designs sell out at Fred Segal like Cecilia Cassini, who started out at 10 years old. And any blogger would be salivating at the thought of sitting front row next to editor-in-chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour which is exactly what 14- year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson does – she started at 11 years old, by the way.

So it’s seems fashion itself is getting younger. And as the song says, youth is like diamonds in the sun and diamonds are forever. So, I guess Thylane and her multi-million Euro diamonds are immortalised in this image forever – whether you like it or not.

by Vetty King