I have a lot of friends who love Tom Ford. Personally, I find his sex shtick a little trite; I think he distills women into body parts, which is neither terribly creative nor lady-friendly. No matter whether you love him or loathe him, though, I bet you'll have something to say about his new ad campaign for his eponymous men's fragrance, featuring photography by the maestro of sleaze, Terry Richardson.
According to WWD, "the photos range from tame to titillating — the most shocking being the Tom Ford for Men bottle wedged between a woman's glistening thighs, with the bottle barely covering her bare genitalia."
To see one of the ads that definitely falls into the "titillating" category, and that you might not want to look at while your boss is over your shoulder,
These ads will begin appearing in magazines beginning in October. Vanity Fair and Details are already signed up. I actually like the first ad because it's sexy but not skanky. The second one just isn't my thing. Considering the obvious porn aesthetic, do you think this ad will be a hit with male readers? Do you think it's sexy or tacky? Or maybe both?