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Is This American Apparel Ad “Offensive and Irresponsible”? The Brits Get Ban-y Again

Britain's ad watchdog agency, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), just banned an American Apparel ad (pictured) which appeared on the back of Vice magazine, after the group received two complaints against the image for appearing to sexualize a child. The ASA is oddly vigilant about age-appropriateness in British advertising, having previously gone after Miu Miu and Marc […]

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Maybelline is Ruining Freja Beha Erichsen

Back in September we learned that high fashion favorite Freja Beha Erichsen had finally reached the pot of gold at the end of the modeling career rainbow* — a beauty contract with a major cosmetics company. The Danish model joined peers Charlotte Free, Christy Turlington, Erin Wasson, Shu Pei, and more as one of Maybelline's […]

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No Models Allowed in Lanvin’s Fall 2012 Campaign

Image via WWD Lanvin's Fall 2012 campaign is as wonderful as we've come to expect from the French fashion house. For the past year, all of the brand's campaigns have followed a kind of opulent aesthetic which flirts with the comic and the bizarre. Head designer Alber Elbaz and creative directors Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and […]

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If You Love Blake Lively, You’ll Love Her Gucci Ad

A few weeks ago, Gucci announced that it had signed Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively as the face of the brand's new fragrance, Gucci Première. The ad leaked online over the weekend, and it's pretty typical. Captured in profile for the black-and-white image, Lively's face is reflected in a window as she looks out on […]

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