Well not quite but there is a new face for Marc Jacobs’ diffusion line – Marc by Marc Jacobs! 13 yr old Elle Fanning who is the sister to American actress Dakota Fanning will be fronting their fall/winter 2011 campaign and here’s the first image for the photoshoot. Elle is in a red vintage inspired mid-length dress with a pair of matching shoes and a handbag! The campaign was shot by Photographer Juergen Teller who photographs most of Marc Jacobs ad campaigns.
Elle will not be the first Fanning modelling for Mr Jacobs as big sister Dakota did the same for their S/S 07 campaign! Of course fashion critics have expressed once again that she’s far too young to peddle a designer brand. It comes as no surprise because this was the same reaction given when it emerged last month that Hailee Steinfeld would be the new face of Miu Miu.
This is mainly because they believe that the average girl at 13 cannot afford a piece from the line. For me a girl in her thirties or teens would not affect my reasons for buying into a brand. It’s either I like it or I don’t. Most people who love Marc by Marc Jacobs will buy items for the line regardless of who is fronting it. What do you think?