The Carolyn Murphy Vogue Nippon March issue focuses on the new Tom Ford Spring 2011 collection.
The spread glamorizes smoking, turning it into a sophisticated lifestyle choiced as it's matched with the haute couture collection. Carolyn puffs away at a cigarette, showcasing sultry silhouettes from the line in an array of different hairstyles. The Carolyn Murphy Vogue Nippon spread is chic and smoking hot.
Implications - Fashion shoots that include smoking and other taboo activities take risks, and may not necessarily be accepted by the mass media. However, advertising campaigns that entirely play itt safe are far more likely to be lost in the shuffle of cookie-cutter designs. A product's ability to incorporate somewhat edgy imagery can be a good thing.