This elegant breakfast tray belongs to model Thylane Blondeau’s Instagram page. Now 15 , Thylane — who has been hailed as the next Kate Moss — is lensed briefly by Eric Guillemain for Teen Vogue. I can’t count how many young girls have been called the ‘next Kate Moss’ this year. The phrase sells magazines — which is no denial of Blondeau’s poise and beauty.
It’s four years ago since Thylane stirred major controversy, appearing in a ‘shocking’ editorial lensed by Tom Ford for then editor-in-chief’s Carine Roitfeld’s Vogue Paris. A front page Google search of Blondeau still finds that controversy on Google results page 1.
Many industry insiders reported that the Tom Ford editorial led to the firing of Carine Roitfeld, an AOC favorite. (Vogue Paris is a shadow of its former self under the conservative, rocker-chic-loving, singular vision Emmanuelle Alt.)
Thylane’s images for Teen Vogue strike a beautiful balance of age and sophistication, and there is no doubt that she has a fashion model future. More thoughts on teen models after Thylane’s pics.
The Sweet Young Things Are Back In Action
Writing for the Financial Review, New York Times editor Vanessa Friedman shares her thoughts in Young models back on parade and in the lens again.
In spite of all the protestations from the fashion world about responsibility, the latest crop of hot new models are baby faces.
“It’s not a fairy tale; it’s a cliche,” says Sara Ziff, founder of the Model Alliance,