Photographers Inez and Vinoodh are known for creating some of the most forward-thinking editorials in the fashion industry. Following on from their shoot with Rihanna for AnOther magazine, they’ve just put together this one with youthful actress and singer Selena Gomez. The shoot goes beyond tongue-in-cheek, self-awareness into full-blown Lolita territory, with Gomez styled in plenty of bows, girly gingham print and denim hot pants – all that’s missing is a lollypop in her mouth. Given that Gomez came to prominence through her time as a Disney child star, her over-sexualization has been a controversial one. Perhaps Inez and Vinoodh created the shoot as a comment on this, but the theme might tread a little uncomfortably close to home.
Check out the full spread and more in V when it hits newsstands February 26. For more information, head over to the magazine’s website.