Most Notorious Banned Fashion Ads

Over the years, fashion ads have been banned in various parts of the world. Usually it’s heightened sexuality that sends self-righteous prudes into an outraged tizzy. Other times it’s the glamorization of violence or drugs, or the objectification of minors that rightfully sees a ban. But of course, anything forbidden has a way of popping right back up. Here are some of the more notorious banned fashion ads…

CK Jeans, shot by Steven Meisel (2010)

CK Jeans (2010)

Calvin Klein (1990s)

CK Secret Obsession with Eva Mendes (2008)

Rogue by Rihanna (2013)

Dakota Fanning for Marc Jacobs Lola (2011)

Gucci by Tom Ford, shot by Mario Testino (2004)

Tom Ford fragrance for men (2011)


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Tom Ford sunglasses (2008)

Hailee Steinfeld for Prada, shot by Bruce Weber (2011)

Julianne Moore for Bulgari (2010)

Sophie Dahl for Yves Saint Laurent Opium, shot by Steven Meisel (2000)

Dolce & Gabbana (2007)

Dolce & Gabbana (2009)

United Colors of Benetton (2011)

Kylie Minogue for Agent Provocateur (2001)

Sisley, shot by Terry Richardson (2010)

Sisley, shot by Terry Richardson (2007)

American Apparel (2013)

Diesel (2005)

Diesel (2010)

Drop Dead (2011)

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