Friday, February 23, 2007

Is fashion advertising art?

+ Dolce and Gabbana have called Spain "behind the times" for banning the following ad.

Spain's Labor and Social Affairs Ministry branded the campaign as illegal and humiliating to women, saying the woman's body position had no relation to the products Dolce & Gabbana were trying to sell.

One could infer from the advertisement that it is acceptable to use force as a way of imposing oneself on a woman, reinforced by the passive and complicit manner of the men looking on," the ministry said in a statement.

Dolce & Gabbana defended the campaign as art in comments reported by La Vanguardia.

"What has an artistic photo got to do with a real act?" the paper quoted the firm as saying. "You would have to burn museums like the Louvre or the paintings of Caravaggio."
Dolce and Gabbana are no strangers to controversy - I actually think they enjoy it.

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