The Ads of Tom Ford

Tom Ford is a gay fashion designer who started out in the Gucci house and built his own Tom Ford label.

Here are some controversial ads of his fragrance, eyewear, and yes…lipstick!

What do you think?

Sexy or tacky?

Art or porn?

Creative or just following the simple old rule: “sex sells”?


PS: I love them.

17 thoughts on “The Ads of Tom Ford

  1. Dyone September 26, 2010 / 3:04 pm

    I think it’s beautiful how he sells a product, with allmost pornografic pictures but how he makes me think it isn’t.

    • BeirutBoy September 26, 2010 / 3:15 pm

      It’s a fine line between art and porn.

      He walks on the edges =P

      I love them.

      • Dyone September 26, 2010 / 3:23 pm

        Yeah, but still. He makes beautiful porn 😉

  2. bahaafe September 26, 2010 / 6:31 pm

    Its Creative sexy art……. some times dirty but i have to say the perfume smells gr8, i have mine 🙂

    • BeirutBoy September 26, 2010 / 7:10 pm

      Ah I’ve never smelled it.

      Will soon =)

  3. Mohammed September 26, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    Always loved his print ads. Controversial, sexy and memorable.

    • BeirutBoy September 27, 2010 / 12:19 pm

      Glad u enjoyed the ads then Mohammed! =)

  4. yasmine September 27, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    I have to disagree with you, the ads only turned me off of the items. I would say he took it a bit too far, a little less would have worked better.

    The nudity-as-art phase has already passed a while ago. It is just not that shocking anymore to see naked people. It just makes it all look crass rather than appealing. Although there are a few that are good.

    • BeirutBoy September 27, 2010 / 12:22 pm

      Hmmm Great feedback there Yasmine.

      The ads are very shocking and you’re right, you don’t think of the product in them at first glance.

      • yasmine September 27, 2010 / 12:59 pm

        Maybe it is a mater of taste – it wasn’t that it was shocking maybe more of “Great, here we go again, more naked people….” going through my mind.

        You see so many of this kind of ads, also that these are very apparent in art and movies etc, that you become immune to the point it is trying to get across. Like a song that you love, but when you hear it so many times on the radio you just can’t stand it anymore- this is along those lines. Love it but hate it.

  5. Ekios September 27, 2010 / 3:55 pm

    Artistic porn ? 🙂

    • BeirutBoy September 27, 2010 / 4:03 pm

      Nudity can be artistic. But porn? I dno…maybe… 😛

  6. Mariam September 30, 2010 / 8:05 am

    Ugh! I actually hate this guys ads.

    We analyzed his stuff in a course. I’m a women’s studies student.

    Anyway, If he thinks these images are sexual liberation- they aren’t. Here’s why: Most these ads have women in them. Women are sexually objectified daily and even more so in these ads.

    The women are naked, and the men are dressed in the SAME ad. what does that mean? women do all the dirty work and men are in control of the situation..

    And you missed an ad that I couldn’t find either now but its a woman on the ground attacked by at least 5 men and looks like shes getting raped. Why is that allowed?

    Anyway while I see your view and I only realized he is gay now. It doesn’t change that he isn’t helping women in becoming just that women … rather than sexual objects.

    • BeirutBoy September 30, 2010 / 7:35 pm

      I totally get what you’re saying. It would have been awesome to have an ad where the man is naked and the woman is fully clothed!
      There’s a double standard in the fashion industry. You can put a MEN’s perfume bottle between a WOMAN’s breasts and in front of her vagina. That’s okay. But put a perfume bottle in a man’s ass and that’s “tasteless” and that ad won’t make it in the magazine.
      But I do love the Tom Ford ads in which the woman is in charge. Look at the men’s eyewear ad where the woman’s foot is on the guy’s mouth, or the other one where the woman is squeezing the man’s balls.
      BTW I searched for the pic (orgy) ur talkin about and I added it to the collection.

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