Ford is infamous for using nudity for its shock value. One of his most famous efforts in this area was with a publicity for Yves Saint Laurent Opium with Sophie Dahl that had to be taken down from billboards in Great Britain after the image provoked a wave of complaints.
According to Women's Wear Daily,
The photos range from tame to titillating — the most shocking being the Tom Ford for Men bottle wedged between a woman's glistening thighs, with the bottle barely covering her bare genitalia. "We loved the original Marilyn Minter images, but while on a shoot with [Richardson] in Milan, we decided that a sharper, more graphic approach clearly communicated the bold and provocative mood of the fragrance,"
The pictures will be distributed in several magazines, each receiving a different one,
Vanity Fair is running the ad in its October issues, but would not confirm which image it was given to run. GQ has been approached, but it could not be learned if it will run the ad. The upper body photographs are running in the October issues of Interview and V Man, while Details is running the more risque lower body shot.
(Source: Women's Wear Daily)