A few months ago we heard that Karl Lagerfeld was shooting controversial young model Ondria Hardin (is she 15 or 16?) as well as model veteran Stella Tennant for his Chanel Spring 2013 campaign.
Well, the campaign hit the internets today and actually features three models–Hardin, Tennant, and Yumi Lambert, another model newcomer who, according to Models.com, is of Japanese-European descent and is also on the young side (she’s 16).
At the time of the shoot, Lagerfeld told WWD that “[Ondria] doesn’t look 15. She looks 18 or 19.” Well, he certainly styled her that way. Clad in a see-through dress and rocking a suggestive pout, the young teen definitely looks older than her years. Though an exact birthdate has yet to be pinned down, Hardin would have been either 16 or almost 16 when the campaign was shot.
While the ads were shot in New York, the set recalls the inside of a Japanese tea house, thanks to the tatami mats and low, traditional Japanese tables. So we guess we can count Chanel as another one of the many brands looking to the East for inspiration.
Click through to see the whole campaign. Big thanks to The Fashion Spot user Northern Star for scanning and posting.
UPDATE: More images have come in thanks to The Design Scene!