Designer, movie director and gifted child Tom Ford - in French you could add, enfant terrible - is well-known for playing up nudity in advertising. For the relaunch of Neroli Portofino, a modern take on the Eau de Cologne genre first issued in 2007, part the Private Blend collection, Ford has not only bottled the scent now in an azurean, transparent apothecary bottle, but offered it a bath product line-up, and last but not least, a fresh advertising campaign. While he may have shocked people in the past just as much if not more for objectifying the naked body rather than the sheer unveiling of it, for his latest effort the atmosphere is much more playful and laidback (having said that, there are NSFW pics after the jump)...
We get to see the models naked from head to toe practically instead of just gazing at some of their most private parts displayed on cold glossy paper. At least, we can now put a name of their faces and they are models Max Motta and Denisa Dvorakova.
The thematic is reportedly that of seeing Venus and Apollo play water games with the foam of Neroli Portofino. Tom Ford shot the campaign himself -- he is after all now officially an award-winning film director.
Curiously enough though, the Tom Ford Beauty website prefers to take a conservative approach and show the safe-for-work pictures. The NSFW ones are circulating in the media on the Internet. As usual, there will be two schools of print-media acceptance of human nudity, so it's better to have the safe set and the less-safe set ready to publish.