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snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
I like them! As long as my gut reaction isn't that the woman is being objectified, but rather, "hot!" I like sex!! What is the problem with sex selling? It's not like they're selling kids' books!
paperdahl paperdahl 9 years
I'm not a fan. The focus should be on the clothes but instead they're on boobs, butts, and crotch shots. These aren't serving their purpose.
Berlin Berlin 9 years
See I love it! We are to effing worried about the wrong kind of censorship in America. It's "oh, hid the kids and mine own eyes from the sexually explicit, beautiful images of nudity and expression, and hand them a semi-automatic toy gun or video games where they can rip each others organs out..." And we wonder why there's so much violence...Duh!
TFS TFS 9 years
SEX SELLS. EVEN IF IT IS TASTELESS. i.e. tom ford's advertising...
berrymix berrymix 9 years
they're all provocative but far from lewd.
tglynn tglynn 9 years
girlfriday girlfriday 9 years
Ew. It doesn't sell for me... It kinda grosses me out and makes me not want to buy/wear those clothes. (Like I could afford them anyway!) I'm definitely not a prude, but I am kind of a germophobe I have to admit. Like - I'm grossed out by the thought of anyone else having sex on my sheets (even if I wash them afterwards). Ew. Oh and the Sisley/winter hat one - could they have found a model with more obvious implants? They look like grapefruit halves!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
whoooa! too racy for me...
tsteffensen tsteffensen 9 years
Believe me, I get it, sex sells...but seriously, we don't need ads like that!
petitcecile petitcecile 9 years
Sex sells, but art too! I love the ad!
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
Yeah, pretty much any Tom Ford ad with a female in it. Also the bulk of D&G ads, but they don't really reach this level (maybe 'cause their models pose kind of like droids/robots?), it's more of an overall thing. I agree with sugajen - "Nothing says classy like masturbation." @ Alexixis - oh, my...
Alexisis Alexisis 9 years
"A Handful of advertising campaigns.." Appropriate choice of words for this picture :) Nice word play
hshs1 hshs1 9 years
Lilavati Lilavati 9 years
Sex sells? Men are distracted by the sex and don't remember the brand. Women are angry at all the obejctifying of the woman body and men looking at such ads. Imho sex doesn't sell and sex based ads are just plain stupid (as well as not tasteful).
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
well, isnt fashion innately about sex? we cover up our best assets, but our goal is to show them off so you want to see whats underneath. i think sex and fashion go hand in hand, so i actually like these. and good call on the scarface scene, nicachica! thats TOTALLY what it screams to me! :D
juliegal juliegal 9 years
holy crap! that ungaro one is crazy! i just don't think it reps. the clothing very well....i get the whole sex image thing to sell but honestly i dont think that fits the vibe for ungaro or that dress...... i dont mind overtly sexy ones...and some of these are ok for me....some just a lil tacky.... tom fords recent perfume ad's......those were some sex on a platter
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
most look tacky.... but you're right.... SEX-SELLS!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
I like 'em. :)
shulemina shulemina 9 years
I totally agree with mommie
mommie mommie 9 years
OVER THE TOP. And, I agree with Jude, the sex overrides the clothes.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
i think the Ungaro picture of the girl masturbating is a reference to Scarface where Al Pacino's sister has that big fro and goes crazy. She starts touching herself in front of him right before this huge gun battle. I might be wrong but that's the vibe i got from it...
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
The sex factor doesn't bother me, but the ads don't particularly compel me to want the clothes.
sugajen sugajen 9 years
Nothing says classy like masturbation. I don't really wanna buy the dress anyway since its ugly but now I also think its dirty.
Faylinn Faylinn 9 years
I'm used to provocative ads, but the Gucci one made me laugh! Actually, I think that one gave the girls who like to tan logos on their body an idea.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Ew gross! Maybe I wouldnt be so repulsed if that chick wasnt so ugly. And Ive been sick of things/people that rely on shock factor for attention for LONG time now.
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