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AIBU to find this unnecessary at best, and a pretty offensive way to sell a product?

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BritabroadinAsia Wed 07-Jan-15 11:07:27

Why does Tom Ford need an image of a naked woman to accompany this rather lovely handbag on the US website?
www.tomford.com/sedgwick-medium-grained-leather-tote/L0680T-GLT.html?dwvar_L0680T-GLT_color=WTP#start=5

InanimateCarbonRod Wed 07-Jan-15 11:09:17

Agree entirely. Ditto the nail polish with yer wan with the eyebrows:

www.laiamagazine.com/cara-delevingne-gets-naked-for-tom-ford-black-orchid-ad-campaign-photos/

YouAreMyRain Wed 07-Jan-15 11:12:38

It's depressing. Like travelling back to the 70s, but with airbrushing.

SoupDragon Wed 07-Jan-15 11:13:14

I'm disappointed that none of the man bags are accompanied by naked men sad

There is a contact us form to fill in...

BritabroadinAsia Wed 07-Jan-15 11:14:18

Presumably the 'killer smoky eye' makes it all ok...

BritabroadinAsia Wed 07-Jan-15 12:47:32

And succinctly put, YouAre. It's as though the Everyday Sexism Project (or its US equivalent?) never happened. sad

SaucyMare Wed 07-Jan-15 12:50:11

added my complaint on the contact form

Hoppinggreen Wed 07-Jan-15 14:27:16

I'm usually pretty laid back about this sort of image but that one is totally unnecessary and a bit stupid given that his market s presumably women.
Or do we need men to buy our handbags for us?

BritabroadinAsia Wed 07-Jan-15 15:19:14

Don't have a problem with having a bag bought for me, although I suspect DH might be distracted from the task at hand if he were ever to consider purchasing this one. And we can't be having that, now.... but really, who is this supposed to induce to buy the product? I keep looking at the image with increasing incredulity - its so entirely unnecessary!

WiseKneeHair Wed 07-Jan-15 15:23:47

YABU.
I often walk aound carrying a handbag whilst naked.

Birdsgottafly Wed 07-Jan-15 15:26:40

I find it equally depressing that the model is 21, attractive enough, for the purpose of a naked (or underwear) photo shoot, yet is still always airbrushed practically beyond recognition.

Tobyjugg Wed 07-Jan-15 15:27:34

Naturists buy handbags too, you know.

<gets coat>

CorporateRockWhore Wed 07-Jan-15 15:35:58

It's so airbrushed it looks like a plastic arse! How bloody ridiculous. Is it supposed to induce women to buy it? How would that work then? FFS.

BritabroadinAsia Wed 07-Jan-15 15:45:55

Perhaps we are missing the subtext - this bag is entirely fabulous, and can carry ALL of your clothes too!

Teeste Wed 07-Jan-15 15:48:38

With the extra-classy cropping out of her face, too. Nice and dehumanising, that.

Gawjushun Wed 07-Jan-15 15:51:58

Tom Ford is well known for this shit. His adverts are usually man in a suit, naked, oiled lady draped all over him. There was one with a naked woman ironing while her man read the newspaper. It's just trolling on a high level, so fuck them.

SoupDragon Wed 07-Jan-15 16:58:06

I often walk aound carrying a handbag whilst naked.

Well, you'd need a bag to store your purse, phone and keys. Uness your pelvic floor is really really strong and your fanjo capacious.

NutellaLawson Wed 07-Jan-15 17:06:59

Delevigne lady - is she supposed to look like a corpse in a puddle?

The air brushing job done on her is actually really, really bad. It's an art and you don't want the model ending up looking like a wax work. They failed on that one.

ineedabodytransplant Wed 07-Jan-15 17:10:42

I'm a bloke and all I can say is...airbrush the bloody handbag out. grin

Seriously, I often wonder what planet some advertising people live on. Perfume adverts never seem to make much sense, adverts like this might give us blokes a bit of 'eye candy' but I wouldn't have a clue whether the bag would be good to buy or not.

WilburIsSomePig Wed 07-Jan-15 17:16:29

Jesus, that's really shit.

hoppus Wed 07-Jan-15 17:26:11

Well the top three questions when shopping for a bag are
1. is it spacious?
2. is the material naice?
3. will it clash with my naked arse?

And seeing as everyone’s bum looks like that, it’s a helpful visual guide.

There are empty shops for rent in my town and the to-let signs have scantily clad women on them. Bizarre.

WiseKneeHair Wed 07-Jan-15 17:57:47

SoupDragon my fandom is indeed very capacious after having three DC. However, as I can't even jump on the trampoline without wetting myself, I suspect my pelvic floor isn't up to the job.

molyholy Wed 07-Jan-15 18:17:45

Totally gratuitous and as someone said earlier, head chopped off to further imply that anything above the neck means fuck all.

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