Cadeaux by Sharif Hamza for Vogue Paris

Well, this editorial was from the time when our fav’ fashion editor Carine Roitfeld was still at Vogue Paris and their editorials were original. This adorable kids editorial is entitled Cadeaux, photographed by Sharif......

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WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?

  • Gabriel Garibay

    When the world suffers more and more from child molesters and such, is really sad that you present this campaign as beautiful.

    Really dissapointing.

    We all should think twice about “makin art”, without thinking about the others.

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    I understand your point of view Gabriel, but if we start to think of the world suffering then we shouldn’t write anything about luxury related content.

  • Saundra

    Don’t you think these pictures are a bit too sexualized? I just don’t feel like this is an appropriate way to portray children.

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    Well its French, its Carine and its provocative ! I love it, you guys dont. we all have different taste. Thats for sure that you wont see that in the very boring Vogue US…

  • Shelly

    Oh my God, this is disgusting. These girls should be playing outside in the sun and riding their bikes with their friends, not being dressed so provocatively and being taught to….be like this! I am seriously so shocked, I can barely type. Shame on you people.It’s so sad and sick! And I agree with Gabriel, I hope you know that child molesters everywhere are rejoicing.

  • Ppereda

    These pictures are terribly sad, not even beautiful…I am french too and so what? You have to have children of this age to understand the sadness of these photos. Terrible choice. This is not the way to “amuse” people from getting “bored”
    and you are too arrogant in your answers

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  • k

    Ooooh… surprise… encore une hyper sexualisation des enfants… Qu’est ce que c’est original et provocateur.

  • Lenoo54

    Well, I’m french and I think these pictures are too sexualized too. I mean, they’re gorgeous, classy etc… But how old are these girls?! It would have been a really really nice photoshoot if they’d been maybe even 14 or 15… I understand that it’s “art”, that it’s creative and that I might appear boring by saying this but if these beautiful little girls were mine, I’d be honestly horrified… As a doctor I would first say that for the girls on the pictures, it’s really not a good thing to be sexualized this much, and to see themselves as objects of desire at this age. Then I would add that the exemple given to young girls all over the world isn’t good too! What if they try to look like that or act like that? The world is dangerous enough for little girls, there is no need to be provocative…!
    I would not say that these pictures are going too far, I’d just say that they are not going in the right direction…

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    Desole pour les Francais and sorry for the Americans, I guess I’m too pure in my mind and didn’t saw or even think of ‘sexualization, object of desire or being provocative’. As an art director first and having working on so many photoshoot, I first looked at this series with the eyes of ‘work’: lighting, background, set decor and styling. The fact that they were using kids thought it was original and the result was great, but never thought of anything negative nor sexual.

    I’m sorry if I shocked anyone, that was not my intention.

  • http://www.glamazondiaries.com Makeda Saggau-Sackey

    That editorial is very disturbing. Carin Roitfeld would never do that, exploiting kids in that way. It’s badly thought out. If you want real kid couture, this is the way to do it. http://trendland.net/2009/11/26/we-dont-need-no-education-kids-in-couture-by-ryan-mcginley-for-purple-magazine/

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    As you see, we also reviewed ‘ Real Kid Couture ‘

  • John Ingle

    The girls look like hardened call girls. The poses are mildly sexually suggestive. Their eyes are dead. Soulless. How old are these girls? 10? Younger? French or no, it’s a bit disturbing.

  • Antonia

    I think this is beautiful. It’s in the eye of the beholder to take something like that the wrong way and I think it shows the true beauty of everything and how it’s in a women’s nature to feel beautiful, kids play dress ups anyway so how is this any different

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    Thank you Antonia, that is definitely how I saw it as well.

  • Ella

    Beyond feeling that these pictures are innapropriate I can’t understand your statement that this is an original editorial. Its essentially just a rip off of the work of Irina Ionesco… but not as well executed.

  • http://trendland.com Cyril Foiret

    Sure Ella, let’s start to talk who ripped off who in the photography world…. Oh and Irina, her picture are nudes, so whats inappropriate and whats not.

  • Louise

    You’ve got to be blind not to see the provocative, inappropriately sexual nature of these. It has to be intentional.

    What disturbs me is how perfect these girls are as models. I never really notice how “unrealistic” models are when super-skinny, curveless, with clear and supple skin. This really makes me realize: they look like these little girls.

    Most normal, everyday people (not photographers) think of models in a somewhat derogatory way, I think. Purposeless, air-headed, sexualized playthings, as an extreme (not accurate) description. It’s painful to juxtapose children with such an image.

    I like the provocative nature of this. It makes me think and feel. It’s a far step from child pornography. I don’t think that’s the intent at all.

  • Karen K

    Don’t know which is uglier, the sexualisation of the young girls or the fur coats.

    Hideous. Vogue really is in a shallow world of its own.

  • Malcatraz

    Very significant spread. It would be a mistake to dismiss this as only being provocative and inappropriate.

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  • Anonymous

    WOW! You must be really frustrated by the people not understanding your point of view.

  • Sue1964

    Great – more sexualisation of children – just what we need. Rolls eyes :(

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  • Patricia Fear

    There is already a conception that the fashion industry portrays women as sluts and bimbos or as pretend innocents with painted lips and eyes, to then take this to the extreme and portray a ten year old girl in the pose of an adult is tacky to say the least.  There are other photos in the layout that do not do this it’s true but there are three that do.  Sharif is known for his provocative photographs (9 1/2 Muhym) and other less obvious and better shot work – this work does him nor the young person involved in these three shots any credit – they are not amusing, they are just tacky and it has been done before.  

  • Patricia Fear

    There is already a conception that the fashion industry portrays women as sluts and bimbos or as pretend innocents with painted lips and eyes, to then take this to the extreme and portray a ten year old girl in the pose of an adult is tacky to say the least.  There are other photos in the layout that do not do this it’s true but there are three that do.  Sharif is known for his provocative photographs (9 1/2 Muhym) and other less obvious and better shot work – this work does him nor the young person involved in these three shots any credit – they are not amusing, they are just tacky and it has been done before.  

  • hmmmmm

    I agree with your point. However, as an art director, how can you ignore the psychological reaction art inherently stimulates? How can you ignore the emotion art provokes? You are entitled to your opinion as an examiner of this series of work but you are evidently among a VERY small group who feel as you do and this in itself says something about this body of work. How do you feel about Toddlers in Tiaras? Do you enjoy that as “work” as well? I question your integrity as an art director as you have been blind to critical facets of the purpose of art.

  • hmmmmm

    I agree with your point. However, as an art director, how can you ignore the psychological reaction art inherently stimulates? How can you ignore the emotion art provokes? You are entitled to your opinion as an examiner of this series of work but you are evidently among a VERY small group who feel as you do and this in itself says something about this body of work. How do you feel about Toddlers in Tiaras? Do you enjoy that as “work” as well? I question your integrity as an art director as you have been blind to critical facets of the purpose of art.

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  • Jaimito Dc

    How the hell people are allowed to do this I have no idea.
    For me this is beautifully indicative of how unhealthy and artistically stagnant the fashion industry is – filling pages between one advertisment and snother with content that is neither difficult to conceptualise or to execute.
    I hate to imagine the kind of environment that these were taken in, kids being fed notions of cool and privilege by morons who come up with this type did thing.
    YOUR TIME IS COMING MORONS, LOOK IN THE MIRROR

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  • http://twitter.com/danerq Daniel Quijano ?

    This is awful, it’s wrong in every human way, objectifying these little girls and forcing them into the shallow superficial world from such a very early age??

  • AmandaKellie

    ^ I completely agree. It is nauseating to see children sexualized like this. And I disagree with this being “original”; this lacks originality of any kind. The art director has choreographed what is a completely typical fashion shoot and prostituted (autocorrect: substituted*) little girls for regular models.

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