Guardian Unlimited: Fashion Statement: Banned adverts

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FASHION DILEMMA

What does it take to get a fashion advert banned?

It was only a few weeks ago that Julianne Moore found herself shamefully cast into our Fashion Graveyard for her Bulgari advertising campaign. Now the very same advert – featuring a naked Julianne frolicking with naked lion cubs (have they NO shame?) – has been banned from St Mark’s Square in Venice. “An advertisement showing a nude woman on a divan is not appropriate for St. Mark’s Square,” said mayor Giorgio Orsoni, causing FS to ponder whether it’s the nudity or the furniture he’s objecting to.

In truth the advert is far from being the most tasteless or shocking of recent time

Read the whole article at: Guardian Unlimited

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