Wednesday, March 14, 2007

When is pushing the envelope too much?

I am the first to say, that Fashion has a form, a medium to generate controversy and change the face at the way we see things. As well, how can you debate the reality that Sex and Fashion go hand in hand more than Rock and Sex if you ask me. Now if you ask me Ads are suppose to be thought evoking and not just a pic of clothing... I don't understand Ads where people are completely nude but they are selling clothing; but if it works why knock it.

As of March 6th, Dolce & Gabbana pulled their very visually evoking advert, the image had cause so much controversy in Spain; where they are fighting to stricken laws against female violence. Not really a good week to come out with the image in Spain right around Women's Day. Even though the image has been out since February in their home country, they finally were pleaded by the Senate to remove the Ads from circulation. Now the image has been tagged by the media as a 'Fantasy Rape'; but wouldn't putting that kind of stigma on the image make it more controversial? Personally I don't find the image as appalling as some might, but I can see the insensitivity that some might feel from it. What do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm glad they pulled the ad - to me it is glamourising gang rape - how disgusting. I suppose it is telling that the designers Dolce and Gabbana thought that it was OK - to me it speaks volumes about who they are that they think this is acceptable. T