We had the same thought when we first wrote about this campaign!
Weeks after the photos were released, an accompanying video has also hit the web, featuring Gigi Hadid, Karlie Kloss, and several other models in Chicago.
The clip has reignited the debate that Gigi and Karlie, at 21 and 23, respectively, are too young to have families and children who look old enough to attend kindergarten.
Some have even called the campaign "Teen Mom: Versace Edition." Ouch.
But Donatella Versace has heard the criticism and hit back in defense of it, saying:
"My name is Versace—I don't know how to do things quietly. That is just my blood and my family. We make a noise, shout loud, never hold back on our opinions. This is why our campaigns have always been so bold, because my family has always provoked. Life would be so boring if we all did the same thing."
She also defended Gigi and Karlie but made no mention of their ages in regards to the children they're supposed to be mothering in the ads:
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