Victoria’s Secret’s Shoe Ad by Brian Atwood Banned For Being Too Sexy [Video]

Brian Atwood’s latest ad was banned by the Madison Avenue building on grounds of indecency.

Brian Atwood’s latest Victoria’s Secret’s video campaign, starring Candice Swanepoel and some naked hunks, has been banned as it was considered too racy by the building housing his soon-to-open New York store.

The campaign poster shows Victoria’s Secret’s angel dressed in a black basque, hold-up stockings and leopard-print heels, sitting astride two bare-chested men, reports The Daily Mail.

The video version of Atwood’s ad campaign, which was to be aired on screens in New York taxis, has also been banned by the companies that provided TV content for the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

The film” takes the orgy allusions even further by throwing in a bank of TV screens playing porn” — although a “PG” version was also reportedly rejected by taxi TV.

Reps for the Taxi and Limousine Commission explained that any decisions considering content would have been made by the private vendors who operate the TVs.

Shot by well-known fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the as is due to make its debut this month in the September issues of Vogue, W, V Magazine and CR Fashion Book.

However, the film, which is based on the theme, ‘the sex is in the heel’, was described by the designer in WWD as ‘sexually charged’. “There is something so sexy about this part on a woman, and these shoes celebrate that,” he explained.

It’s the first large-scale advertising campaign for Atwood, whose shoes are worn by many celebrities including Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Victoria Beckham, and Rachel Weisz.

In an interview to Elle, the famous designer revealed that his modern-day muses are… confident women. “I love women who love fashion and shoes. Women who are confident to express themselves through what they wear.”

When asked about the “Brian Atwood” woman, he responded: “Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson are great… young, gorgeous, and smart, Demi Moore, Cameron Diaz, Victoria Beckham, etc. I love that these women are very individual in what they wear and it comes from a confidence that they have inside.”

Last month saw reports that the designer sold his company to The Jones Group Inc. He remained creative director, but the move allowed him to start opening stores around the world, starting with a New York location at 655 Madison between 60th and 61st Streets.

“The 1,500-square-foot store is currently on track to open in early September, which means we might be in for a Fashion’s Night Out debut,” Racked reported at the time.

“It will carry the world’s biggest selection of Atwood’s collections, including the contemporary B Brian Atwood line, over 50 styles of bags, and some 25-30 exclusive designer styles.”

At the same time, Atwood opened up about his plans to relaunch his website with a new, super-pricey, invite-only VIP section called “The Vault.”

“[The Vault] has the craziest, most exuberant, exaggerated designs—like python thigh-highs. I wanted to make something really special,” Atwood said, explaining the concept.

“It’s all about making a woman desire that shoe more than anything. If she didn’t get it, I want her to not be able to stop thinking about it and go get it the next day. I always say my job is done when a woman can’t stop looking at her feet.”

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