La Petite


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Violette by Hedi Slimane for Vogue Paris October 2010

Okay first off, Violette is 11 years old.  I found that a little strange until I saw the pictures and learned who this is.  Because this little girl isn’t just anyone.  This is Violette d’Urso, Inès de la Fressange (aka Chanel Muse of Karl Lagerfeld).   I had envisioned Violette playing dress up in her mother’s decidedly very enticing closet for this editorial.  But it isn’t.   And it isn’t creepy either.  Carine styles her wonderfully: sophisticated yet totally age appropriate.  Using Violette as a model is not like casting 13-15 year old professional models who end up being cast in sexy shoots.  And Hedi Slimane does these beautiful black and white photos (I’m always a fan Hedi!) that showcase an 11-year-old that will grow into a very beautiful young lady.  This editorial is very charming and cute.  Oh and I totally dig the hair. Adorable.

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2 Responses to “La Petite”

  1. Thanks for this! I’ve been searching all over the web for the info.


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