"And that's the rub. The eagerness of designers and the press to seize upon children and dub them 'fashionistas' isn't about kids trying mom's platforms -- it's about a relentless and incredibly twisted industry that worships at the altar of not-even-womanhood. Because if you're Marc Jacobs or Proenza Schouler or any of the designers making clothes ostensibly for adult women but eagerly peddled out to high profile middle-schoolers, you're essentially saying your wares look best on females who perhaps have not yet even started menstruating. And if you're a journalist fawning over how those Valentino and Rodarte dresses 'look good' on a child, you are part of the problem, big time."
-- Mary Elizabeth Williams in a Salon piece decrying the rise of the "tween fashionista"