After being flooded by comments accusing Zara of “sexualizing a child”, the fashion brand removed pictures from its Instagram account. Here’s a look at the pictures and at the “legendary” photographer who shot them.
'The fashion brand Zara posted last weekend a photoshoot showcasing its new kidswear collection on Instagram … and it did not go well. The pictures were flooded with disapproving comments accusing the brand of “sexualizing a child”, which prompted the company to remove the pictures from its IG account.
However, the controversy did not die off. A British mother posted the pics on the popular forum Mumsnet with the title I’m feeling uncomfortable about this Zara kids ad. The post lead to more outrage and some media attention.
Shot by the “legendary” photographer Fabien Baron (who designed Madonna’s infamous Sex book), the pictures feature a young girl wearing a thin dress, standing on a darkened beach or sitting on a bed.
In this pic, the dress is “strategically” revealing. Also, the setting around the girl is dark and creepy and she doesn’t look too happy. But that’s not all. There’s some symbolism going on here. Notice the girl’s hand position. Does it remind of something?
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