Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Not-at-all-Dolce (& Gabbana)


"We were looking to recreate a game of seduction in the campaign and highlight the beauty of our collections," the designers said.


So here's a question: if they think this image conveys a 'game' about 'seduction' and 'beauty', what sort of image would they have come up with to illustrate an actual gang rape?

16 comments:

Bernice said...

Very strange notion of beauty. Promoting the product? 65% of the shot is about undressed humans, 30% clothes that look like newly washed King Gee outfts. Could be a recruiting poster for the US military..
& the shining oily thing - goes with the implicit threat of violence? not to mention the Photoshopped thinness of 'em all. Which i wasn't going to mention. Very strange notion of beauty.

Mindy said...

Someone has been watching too much porn if they think that is an image of seduction. Disturbing more than anything, and would certainly put me off buying their clothes, if I was silly enough to buy their label in the first place.

Black Knight said...

Nice shoes, though.



(Yes, I agree. That looks to me to be all about power and nothing to do with seduction)

Lou said...

"Miss, are you okay?"

She looks like she's fainted from anorexia and they have no idea what to do except for the guy with the weird quasi-Taxi Driver haircut.

I don't know, when i see male models rape isnt exactly what first springs to mind.

But your comment made me laugh out loud.

Pavlov's Cat said...

BK, go stand in the naughty corner in those shoes for half an hour and then see what you think!

Lou, LOL back atcha. Maybe I should institute a caption competition.

Mary Bennet said...

It's pretty clever marketing seeing that the newspapers covering the story about banning the ad in Italy felt they had to use (at least a cropped version) as illustration.

What a shame the shoes are so pretty!

Perry Middlemiss said...

Whichever way you look at it this is a pretty crass advertisement.

Are we now getting to the stage that marketing personnel can only get their ideas from pornography? Don't be surprised if this is the case. I've worked in marketing and I can tell you some marketers don't have a very firm grip on reality at the best of times.

elsewhere said...

I'm quite impressed by her semi-backbend. That's a difficult position to maintain.

JahTeh said...

Why couldn't we have it the other way round with the bloke on the receiving end? At least we'd have a better look at the clothes and I have to admit, I love the shoes but only to look at.

BK said...

See? See! It's not just me who likes the shoes.

pout

ThirdCat said...

Watch out, bk, the wind will change.

meggie said...

the emporors new clothes...

Ampersand Duck said...

Apparently their whole fashion parade was OTT with leather and rubber and masks etc. Methinks one (or all) of the designers has discovered a new recreational pastime. It's a bit yawn-making, really.

Ampersand Duck said...

That last comment was directed at their new-found hobby, not the politics of the ads, which I think are reprehensible.

BK said...

Look, 3rdCat;

if you saw me wearing those shoes you'd want to claw your own eyes out in terror.

BK said...

D&G have got their knickers violently in a twist:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6448421.stm