Monday, February 26, 2007

Fashion or Porn?

Dsquared
Photo: Marcio Madeira
Courtesy of men.style.com

5 comments:

Papke said...

If those are my only two choices, then I will have to with porn. I just don't believe you can call it "fashion" if people are not going to wear it in public.

Teddy Douglas said...

You've got a point. Then again, he is wearing it in public on the runway.

Papke said...

That's true. But then another question pops into my mind:

Take the strip clubs that feature fully nude, classic Shakespeare plays to get around the laws that say you can't exhibit the nipples or the vagina.
Would you call that porn or art?

Does it all depend on the venue; the patronage?

I would say that the picture you posted could be considered fashion, if it was meant to be aesthetically pleasing, instead of just a turn on.

I believe that there can be a world of difference between nude art and porn; right up to that very fragile line that rests in the middle.

Mel Balsamo said...

When I was asked if it's fashion or porn, I first thought, how will it be called fashion, how will it be called porn? I think I'm going to go for "fashion". It is a fashion show, to begin with, right? Correct me if I'm wrong though. It might also be considered "porn", depends on the thinker. If I think about it as porn, it's simply because of the mask on his mouth. Why the hell would he cover his mouth with it? Did someone put it to him so he couldn't speak while being touched or something? And his pants, his pubic hair's almost peeking! So that's why it can be called "porn". Otherwise it's really just fashion showing us how good the outfit is for this young man.

Mel Balsamo
JRomances.com

Teddy Douglas said...

Yah, it's hard to say. I agree the mask is a little odd for a fashion entry. And it is really cute the way he wears his pants so low, but has become a pretty acceptable style nowadays.