Why Does The New York Times Think It’s Okay To Mention 15-Year-Old Tavi Gevinson’s ‘Curves’?

Tavi Gevinson is the 15-year-old style prodigy that you, and perhaps your daughters, keep reading about. The little girl with a knack for style started her own fashion blog when she was just 12 years old. From there she’s attended countless runway shows and has been fully embraced by the fashion industry for her unique style. So with all of her talents and recognition, why is The New York Times talking about her body?

The piece begins with an introduction into Tavi’s latest venture — a magazine entitled Rookie that will be coupled with online content. The fashion muse is still in school she points out, so she can’t be be blogging all day. Then, along with an assessment for the teenager’s bedroom, the writer makes this comment:

Gevinson is no longer the gamine, granny-child of her early days but rather a doll-faced 15-year-old with contact lenses and curves.

Tavi, like many young girls both in and out of the public eye, is growing up rapidly — her business ventures alone show that she’s only getting more business savvy. But there are other ways to capture the remarkable progress and fast growth of young female talent than bringing readers back to her body. The teenager already has so much to her name. Why remind them of her underage “curves”?

(photo: nytimes.com)

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