Should the Poor be Used as Props in Fashion Campaigns?

Ranjit Rodricks , 29 May 2012
Images from the new J.Crew styleguide
Images from the new J.Crew styleguide
Images from the J.Crew catalogue
Images from the J.Crew catalogue

Factions in the fashion world are alarmed and upset with clothing brand J.Crew for using “exotic brown children” in the images for their new style guide and some even term it “Modern colonialism at its finest!”

The images were shot in Bali, Indonesia in temples that are over a thousand years old! The kiddie models were local village children!

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