Monday, June 15, 2009

Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week - 06/15/09

Now that school is out for the summer and those little urchins are going to be running all over the place, I thought I'd feature kids in this installment of the Annoying J. Crew Model of the Week.

Those who follow the Gallery know that my particular irritation at J. Crew's use of kids in their catalogs is nothing new--see, for instance, postings for 9/15/08, 1/5/09, and 3/9/09--and this week's entry does nothing to change that. Looking at these images, sometimes I feel that Gap Kids might not be such an evil idea after all, comparatively speaking.

Ahhhhh.....aren't they cute? Don't you just want to run up to them, pinch their cheeks, give them a big hug, move to a planned and gated community, and make them part of an aspiring, upper-middle-class, Anglo-tinged, Pleasant Valley Sunday lifestyle?

Why are the kiddies in the bottom picture shushing the camera? And why does the girl on top have her leg up? Is she an offspring of some J. Crew flamingo model?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They also seem oddly (though not for American culture) angst-ridden girls, and seem awfully pouty and, hence, sexualized.... Ugh.

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