Friday, August 24, 2012

"The Sex Is In The Heels": Fashion or pornography?

The latest print and video ad campaigns for Brian Atwood have been taken down due to their provocative and risque nature. "The Sex Is InThe Heels" campaign features model Candice Swanepoel completely nude for most of the video, with the exception of her Brian Atwood shoes, of course. The video has been banned from New York City Taxi rear seat TVs. The brand has also been told to remove the billboard-sized poster from outside their Madison Avenue store by the building's owner, as it was deemed unsuitable for the viewing public. "The Sex Is InThe Heels" campaign has caused a debate over what is fashion, and what is simply pornography.



The poster in comparison features Swanepoel pictured in a black basque and hold-up stockings as she is caressed by the two naked men. It is just one of four images from the brand's racy autumn/winter 2012 campaign, which was shot by top fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.

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