Meet Thylane Loubry Blondeau. She is the fashion world’s newest muse and she is only 10 years old.
Her shot to fame is no accident. Her father is soccer player Patrick Blondeau, while her mother Vronika Loubry worked as a TV presenter and now designs a mother-daughter clothing line. Thylane began modeling at the age of 4 and has already appeared on the cover of Vogue Enfants and in ad campaigns for children’s lines of major fashion labels. She even walked in Jean-Paul Gaultier’s spring show.
Thylane came to mainstream prominence when she appeared in Vogue Paris–the grown-up issue, not kiddie Vogue–wearing clothes that aren’t age-appropriate. Some say the editorial sexualized children, but the magazine defended itself that it is a creative interpretation of playing dress-up. It is also interesting to note that a lot of models start working by the age of 14, a few years older than Thylane, and they are also not styled as children most of the time.
But what do you think? Is 10 too young to become a high-fashion model?