Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Italy Gets The Finger
After being published last month in Italian magazines, the country's advertising watchdog, the Institute for Advertising Self-Discipline (IAP) has banned Tom Ford Eyewear ads. This specific image, showing a sunglasses-wearing woman with a man's finger in her mouth was ruled "markedly vulgar" because the "scene evokes an offending and abusive act against women, which degrades the dignity of the person."
Personally, I've been loving the latest Tom Ford ad campaign with photographer Terry Richardson. The shots are sophisticated, yet primal... juxtaposition at its best!
Here are a couple other shots I'd love to have framed at my place:
SYI: Oddly, the shot with the woman grabbing the man's crotch was not banned by the IAP.