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Topic: Fashion

Another Fashion Ad Banned Because of a Too-Skinny Model Drop Dead images called 'socially irresponsible'

Britain's Ad Standards Authority just put the axe to a Drop Dead clothing ad because of a complaint that the model was too skinny. The ASA agreed that it was…

November 11, 2011, 1:36 PM EST

Great Moments in Fashion Ads: Supermodel on a Hamster Wheel Spot for Versace's H&M collection

In an upcoming ad for the much-anticipated Versace collection at H&M, a supermodel gets stuck on a giant hamster wheel. That's exactly how I feel chasing all these limited-time designer…

October 27, 2011, 1:33 PM EDT

Is Harmony Korine's New Fashion Ad Crazy Offensive, or Just Crazy? Proenza Schouler spot has Native American theme

Some people are on the warpath about Harmony Korine's new branded short film "Snowballs," backing Native American-inspired fall clothing from fashion line Proenza Schouler. Adjectives used to describe the clip…

October 20, 2011, 10:20 AM EDT

Forever 21 Appeals to Girls Who Are 'Allergic to Algebra' Another day, another questionable T-shirt

Forever 21 is whizzing on the same electric fence that JCPenney did by selling a T-shirt that tells girls it ain't cool to be smart. While Penney's shirt advised girls…

September 14, 2011, 9:07 AM EDT

Models Aren't Great Dancers, Fashion-House Ad Confirms Shaking it for Lanvin's fall collection

Sometimes fashion houses lead, and sometimes they follow. In this case, it's clear that Lanvin has decided to follow the gaggle of miscreants on YouTube who insist on posting videos…

September 13, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT

Larry Flynt says The Situation is 'Good Enough' for 'Hustler' Reality star offered money to wear magazine's clothing line

In the wake of Abercrombie & Fitch offering Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino money not to wear its clothes, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has decided to jump on the PR bandwagon. The…

August 22, 2011, 1:18 PM EDT

Abercrombie & Fitch Will Pay 'The Situation' to Stop Wearing Its Clothes Brand worries about 'significant damage to our image'

The Jersey Shore kids continue to rule the anti-endorsement world. A year after a rival fashion house allegedly sent Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi some Gucci bags—in an effort to make Gucci…

August 17, 2011, 10:14 AM EDT

Kate Moss-Inspired 'Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels' Ads Banned in U.K.

While Australia frets about aggressive M&M's, the U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority is taking on a worthier target (for once): anorexia. The board has just banned Zazzle ads for children's T-shirts…

August 10, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

Teen Models Hypnotically Seductive in Creepy New Prada Video

While I personally think Prada is about as sexy as a thrift-store mannequin, there's no denying the brand's new two-minute promotional video is strangely hypnotic. There's also no denying it's…

August 2, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

Fashion Site Nixes Photo of Freakishly Thin-Looking Model

U.K. fashion brand Topshop has yanked the photo above, of model Codie Young, from its website after advocacy groups complained that her rail-thin image could promote anorexia. Indeed, her gauntness,…

July 13, 2011, 9:04 AM EDT

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