July 11, 2013

FASHION SCOOP:PROJECT RUNWAY ADVERT BANNED


Normally, I am all for art and freedom of expression especially for creatives but when I saw this ad I was a little taken aback to be honest. I felt some what uncomfortable.
No, it wasn't the fact that Heidi Klum is wearing an outfit that screams "stolen from the MRS.Carter Show", no not that at all. It was the orgy-like connotations all over this ad.
Perhaps this wasn't the intention but it looks it.So I wan't surprised when I learnt that this ad starring Heidi Klum ( promoting the twelfth series of Project Runway) has been banned in Los Angeles. As you can see image depicts Klum dressed in full Marie Antoinette-style regalia and perched on a throne - with presenter Tim Gunn beside her - while a group of naked male and female models gather at her feet.The poster has been deemed too risqué to go on public display in LA - with reports suggesting that underwear will be digitally added to the models before it can be unveiled on city billboards. However, it seems that New York has opted to run the advert as it is.
The poster has been deemed too risqué to go on public display in LA - with reports suggesting that underwear will be digitally added to the models before it can be unveiled on city billboards. However, it seems that New York has opted to run the advert as it is.

And what did Heidi have to say about all this mess?


"Project Runway designers! We need clothing for these people! Fast!" Klum Tweeted. "Season 12 starts July 18th on Lifetime TV."

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