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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Did Designer Tom Ford Just? Yeah. He Totally Did. (NSFW)

American designer Tom Ford is probably best known for turning around Gucci's public image in the 90s.  Since then, he has introduced his own menswear brand in 2005, as well as his own line of beauty products and perfumes.

Speaking of perfumes, Ford is featured in the latest issue of Russian 'Vogue', testing out the latest scents at his desk.  He has a look on his face that says, "Ho hum.  Another boring Tuesday."  And then you see the rest of the photo.

***The rest of this post is NSFW.  If you're drinking something, please swallow it now.  I would hate for you to get coffee on your screen***

Yes.  He is pulling perfume testing strips out of a woman's ass, and sniffing them.  Brings a whole new meaning to the term "eau de toilette", doesn't it?  This isn't the first time Ford has had a controversial/"Are you fucking kidding me?" photo tied to an ad campaign.

When Ford was head of Gucci in 2003, he OK'd a magazine ad affectionately called "Pubic Enemy", which featured a model's "landing strip" trimmed to resemble Gucci's logo.  

Another ad, from 2009 I believe, featured an oiled up, hairy man's anus to sell his new men's cologne.  I don't know about you, folks, but when I think "cologne" the first image that pops into my head is "oily anus".  At least it does now. (Of all things for me to be linking to.  Journalism at it's best, people.)

Where is his mind?  Is he taking "sex sells" to the next level?  Is it even working?  

Evidently so.  It is estimated that Ford's net worth is in the area of $70 million.  So, is Tom Ford a vile, sick human being...or a marketing genius?  You be the judge.


KrystlZ said...

Ok, there's gotta be a "In Soviet Russia..." joke in there somewhere, I know it.

I just can't overcome the ass perfume to get to it. Give me a minute.