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There’s something, we’re sad to say, very reminiscent of Jonbenet Ramsey in these photos from the Tom Ford-edited issue of French Vogue. None of these girls appears to be older than 5 or 6 years old, and yet all of them are wearing gobs and gobs of makeup and clothes and jewels few grown women could actually afford. Instead of little girls playing dress up in their mothers’ closet, the effect of these pictures cautions against bringing up kids too fast. By which we mean to say, these shots are super creepy.
Talk all you want about Dolce and Gabbana or Mert and Marcus — in fashion it’s rare to find a more harmonious collaboration than Tom Ford and Carine Roitfeld (proof of which can be found in the December issue of Vogue Paris). The two have worked together so well for so long that you’d think they’d be all buddy buddy and tell each other everything, right? Wrong.
The fashion industry is in the midst of what may or may not be a one-sided love affair (also known as a crush, perhaps) with Native American tradition and dress. First fringe, feathers, and headdresses stormed the catwalks, then both magazines and popstars embraced the trend, and finally TopShop sent their buyers on a Native American field trip. Which brings us to Tom Ford, the most recent fashion luminary to appropriate the headdress as a fashion-forward accessory.
Tom Ford might have come down with a case of what we call Lagerfelditis, the incessant need for some designers to create and beautify and improve things that are not clothes. That’s the only thing that explains the amount of work Ford did on the holiday issue of French Vogue.