Oh, no, girl! Dakota Fanning stars in the Oh, Lola! campaign for Marc Jacobs. It’s the designer’s new fragrance for summer and is being marketed as “lively, playful, irresistible, stylish and cheerful”. That’s all just dandy, but what we’re a bit concerned about is the advertisement itself.
The shot, taken by Juergen Teller, depicts a wide-eyed, artfully disheveled actress as Lolita, with the rose tipped bottle placed between her legs. Dakota just graduated high school! She’s just 17 years old. Much as we love her, isn’t this way too suggestive? We get the “Lolita” character was meant to be that way, but that’s the reason why it’s caused so much debate till now. Come on, seriously? Rose cap for a bottle? Between the legs? Babydoll dress? It’s a bit too sexual for us, mainly because they’ve got such a young model posing in it. Then again, Marc Jacobs has never been cookie cutter and has always pushed boundaries with his campaigns. We’ll leave it up to you to decide whether this is a bit too controversial an ad for Dakota to be in.
[Photo via Stylerumor]