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Does Banned YSL Belle D’Opium Ad Put You In A Mood For Intravenous Opiates?

Does Banned YSL Belle D’Opium Ad Put You In A Mood For Intravenous Opiates?

Yves Saint Laurent's Belle D'Opium fragrance ad featuring the sultry French actress Melanie Thierry as Belle engaging in an ecstatic dance was banned in the UK.

Why, you ask? Apparently, UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) thought that "Belle running her finger down her inner arm could be seen to simulate the injection of opiates into the body". The ASA continue, "We were also concerned that following that scene, Belle was shown moving in a series of short, rapid scenes, before the ad concluded with her body seizing upwards while lying on the floor, an action we considered could be seen to simulate the effect of drugs on the body."

Akram Khan, the choreographer who developed the moves, strongly disagrees. Specifically, the finger ...

Loeffler Randall Spring 2011 Collection And Campaign Launch Today

Loeffler Randall Spring 2011 Collection And Campaign Launch Today

Loeffler Randall had one of most wonderful runway-shoe collaborations for the forthcoming season - Loeffler Randall X Suno collaboration birthed sandals and other spring appropriate shoes so cute, they will melt even the coldest of East Coast hearts and minds. The collaboration will continue into Fall 2011 as well.

Looking at Loeffler Randall Spring 2011 campaign images on this cold NYC morning made me forget it's snowing again and for a quick minute I swear I could smell spring blossom. The behind the scenes video, by the way, was shot by Jamie Isaia.

Today, when the collection launches, Loeffler Randall Spring 2011 shoes will finally be available for purchasing. Unfortunately, for the time being the Suno collaboration shoes isn't available online. Visit ...

Audrey Marnay In Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign

Audrey Marnay In Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign

The model and sometimes actress Audrey Marnay is the new face of Longchamp. Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Marnay appears in the new Longchamp Spring 2011 campaign images, thus replacing Sasha Pivovarova who appeared in Longchamp campaigns for the past two seasons.

Following the very modern and chic campaigns starring first Kate Moss then Sasha Pivovarova in seasons past, both the new campaign images and Audrey Marnay look very dowdy and unappealing. And from Marnay's long list of modeling stints (Versace, Vogue among the few) we know she is anything but. So the fault must be with the creative. Let's hope for a total makeover for Fall 2011.

Sasha Pivovarova In Thomas Wylde Spring 2011 Campaign

Sasha Pivovarova In Thomas Wylde Spring 2011 Campaign

The new Thomas Wylde Spring 2011 campaign features the model Sasha Pivovarova as photographed by Greg Kadel. With messy hair and a dangerous look in her eyes, Pivovarova perfectly captures the essence of Thomas Wylde - luxury rock-n-roll-chic.

Helena Christensen In Caractère Spring 2011 Campaign

Helena Christensen In Caractère Spring 2011 Campaign

Helena Christensen, who's recent photoshoot work - like the rest of 90's supermodels - is mostly comprised of covers and editorials for magazines, steps out as the face of the Italian label Caractère.

Caractère Spring 2011 ad campaign features Christensen in a candid style photoshoot as captured by Guy Aroch.

Kate Moss For Vogue Eyewear Campaign Preview

Kate Moss For Vogue Eyewear Campaign Preview

Kate Moss is featured in the forthcoming new Vogue Eyewear ad campaign photographed by Mario Testino back in September. WWD got a sneak peek at behind the scenes images while the actual campaign will be unveiled next week.

"We are excited about having Kate Moss as spokesperson for the new Vogue Eyewear advertising campaign and about working once again with Mario Testino," told Vogue Eyewear’s brand manager, Daniela Policastro to WWD.

Spring 2011 Campaigns Roundup 3: Erin Wasson For Eli Saab, Karolina Kurkova For Jean Paul Gaultier

Spring 2011 Campaigns Roundup 3: Erin Wasson For Eli Saab, Karolina Kurkova For Jean Paul Gaultier

It's time for two more Spring 2011 ad campaigns, this time from Eli Saab and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2011 campaign features the models Karolina Kurkova and Andrej Pejic and Eli Saab Spring 2011 campaign, which incidentally featured Kurkova last season, features Erin Wasson.

Malgosia Bela & Joan Smalls In Stella McCartney Spring 2011 Campaign

Malgosia Bela & Joan Smalls In Stella McCartney Spring 2011 Campaign

Stella McCartney Spring 2011 campaign, as photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, is finally unveiled. The simplicity of a naked background from Fall 2010 campaign is still here, albeit without the Disney-esque playfulness and Natalia Vodianova was replaced by Joan Smalls and Malgosia Bela.

When your background is sky-blue and the clothes are as fresh as a citrus fruit you don't need cartoons ornamenting your brand logo. The clothes speak for themselves!

Irina Lazareanu Clothing Line ‘Irina L’ Launches In Japan

Irina Lazareanu Clothing Line ‘Irina L’ Launches In Japan

Irina Lazareanu's new clothing line Irina L reads like her own closet - laid back rock'n'roll pieces with a vintage vibe. Lazareanu's line Irina L has found it's home in Japan and rightfully so.

Pieces like the black & red check dress or the leather motorcycle jacket are staples of any punk rock wardrobe. But in a true model-off-duty style, the rock'n'roll elements are balanced out by more refined pieces like blazers and jackets. Here high-fashion meets rock'n'roll.

If you ever needed a good reason to visit Japan ...

Aymeline Valade In First Ever Alexander Wang Spring 2011 Campaign

Aymeline Valade In First Ever Alexander Wang Spring 2011 Campaign

Alexander Wang Spring 2011 campaign features the model Aymeline Valade as photographed by Craig McDean. In the images Valade is a type of androgynous samurai creating cool action shots. We rarely get to see the clothes movement in a campaign ad where they are fixed into still perfection.

The one this Alexander Wang wants is for us to not call it a campaign, but an 'image piece'. Wang said, "We restrained from using those words, because you set yourself up for doing things in a systematic way - like rolling out ads in the magazines certain times of the year. For us, it’s about testing the waters and doing something out of the box."

You'll be able to see the image piece ...