OK, these models in Armani Exchange‘s “Share The Love” campaign probably aren’t gay. They are just kissing each other in front of a camera because they’re getting paid thousands of dollars to do so. But that doesn’t make a difference to the angry, angry parent group OneMillionMoms.com, who have issued an “action alert” against these filthy “same-sex couples.” Or, as they prefer to spell it, “same-s*x couples.”
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The problem with couture has existed pretty much since its inception. How much do we value fashion as an art, and at what point does couture’s importance cease if it remains not only elitist, but completely impractical? (Unless, of course, you’re keen on doing your grocery shopping in 40-pound ballgowns.) With an injured global economy and eco-conscious mentality trending, the past year or so has only served to emphasize how the fashion sector is becoming increasingly questionable in both morality and function.
And now, it appears that couture designers are dealing with the issue of modernity. For this reason, New York Times fashion critic Cathy Horyn found the majority of the Paris couture shows this year problematic. “Haute couture,” she writes, “what remains of it, is a little like a fragile ecosystem under siege by modern tastes and habits, and by couturiers who are stuck in the past.” While other fashion critics may beg to differ with Horyn’s subsequent point that, “Most women don’t pay attention to haute couture, and the reason isn’t the money — made-to-measure clothes have always been extremely costly — and it isn’t the lavishness or circuslike atmosphere of the shows,” it is indeed evident that when aesthetic influences are distinctly “old-fashioned” and asynchronous with what people are wearing today, that “houses don’t give people a reason to care and at least follow along … It might help, for a start, if designers acknowledged that they are living in the 21st century.” Keep reading »
Two Beckhams in one ad, of course! Victoria and David Beckham stripped down and got all glistening for these new Armani underwear ads. Click through for the other shot. [via The Cut] Keep reading »
Emporio Armani reportedly paid David Beckham more than $29 million to appear in their latest men’s underwear campaign. We suspect the fashion house may have digitally enhanced his package. What’s your take? Keep reading »
David Beckham may be one of the best things to have happened to the game of soccer since cleats were invented, but he’s also one of the best things to have happened to advertising since the dawn of modern media…at least in my book. I mean, have you seen his nearly nude Armani ads? [Now you have! See above! -- Editor]
Well, if the European Parliament has anything to do with it, our friends on the other side of the pond may not have the good fortune of gazing at Beckham’s chiseled abs in glossies and on the sides of buses for much longer. Earlier this month, the Parliament voted in favor of a report drafted by the Women’s Rights Committee that aims to more tightly monitor nudity in marketing campaigns and to end the use of gender stereotypes.
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There’s a new trend in Britain, and even the BBC nightly newsman Jeremy Paxman is reporting his findings. The accent may make you weak in the knees, but British men have got something even sexier in their pants: hot underwear. From David Beckham’s Armani tight white briefs, to the print pairs by Ginch Gonch, the U.K. is packaging their manhood like no other nation. And they can’t stop bragging from newspapers, to billboards, to bedrooms. While American men are responsible for the so un-sexy sagging pants with boxer look, English chaps are doing their part to glorify the men’s meat market. Ladies, it’s definitely time for another British invasion! [Telegraph U.K.]
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