Elle Fanning for Marc by Marc Jacobs

Posted on July 14, 2011

Hot on the heels of Hailee Steinfeld selling Prada to grown women, Elle Fanning takes her turn in front of the camera as the latest barely post-tween to play dressup for big money.

Elle Fanning for Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 Ad Campaign photographed by Juergen Teller.

The pictures are adorable and make the most of her doe eyes, but we have the same problem here we had with Hailee’s ads for Miu Miu; namely, that she’s wearing clothes that we can’t imagine most 13-year-olds would be interested in wearing. Once again, these are clothes for grown women and they’re being marketed to that customer by putting them on someone who just lost her baby teeth in the last couple of years. On an aesthetic level, the ads work; but on a practical level, if we were the customer for these products, we’d be a little offended by it.

[Photo Credit: Juergen Teller for Marc by Marc Jacobs]

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