Most Notorious Banned Fashion Ads

Over the years, fashion ads—in magazines and on TV—have been banned in various parts of the world. Usually it’s the result of excessive nudity, portrayal of sex, glamorizing violence or drugs, objectification of minors, or plain irresponsibility. But of course, anything forbidden has a way of reappearing. Here are some of the more notorious banned fashion ads since 2000…


CK Jeans, shot by Steven Meisel

Calvin Klein


CK Secret Obsession with Eva Mendes

Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs Lola

Gucci by Tom Ford, shot by Mario Testino

Hailee Steinfeld for Prada, shot by Bruce Weber

Julianne Moore for Bulgari

Tom Ford fragrance for men

Sophie Dahl for Yves Saint Laurent Opium, shot by Steven Meisel

Dolce & Gabbana

United Colors of Benetton

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