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Dolce & Gabbana Do a Nip/Tuck?


The Bitchless blog sees an uncanny resemblance between this ad for the Dolce & Gabbana 2006 line and this ad for Nip/Tuck. I'm not quite sure what's going on in the D&G ad — maybe I'm just having a slow day.


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  1. Who cares what D&G are doin! I want to know what the guys are gonna do! hmmmmm.

    Posted by: Sean | Jan 12, 2006 2:09:28 PM

  2. It reminds me of a photo essay I saw in W a few years ago called Stranger in Paradise. It was all about these society ladies picking up a street kid and having some fun with him. You get the idea he was just an object to them as this guy appears to be to these men. Beyond the tittillation I think it's a great ad. I'd love to know what the back story is.

    Posted by: MT | Jan 12, 2006 2:22:00 PM

  3. I think it's great... probably a take off of Nip/Tuck on purpose, with a hot, sexy, steamy, homoerotic spin... NICE!

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Jan 12, 2006 2:24:47 PM

  4. Bukkake contest.

    Posted by: Donald | Jan 12, 2006 2:31:10 PM

  5. More Nip/Fuck....

    Posted by: Joe | Jan 12, 2006 3:06:24 PM

  6. It's a great AD I think.....

    Posted by: Roy | Jan 12, 2006 3:10:32 PM

  7. Wishful thinking maybe, but the naked guy looks like Tom Ford.

    Posted by: Ed | Jan 12, 2006 3:17:21 PM

  8. Am I alone in thinking there's no ambiguity at all in the D&G ad? The naked man is there for the pleasure of any man who wants him.

    Posted by: Will | Jan 12, 2006 4:04:27 PM

  9. Wow, that D&G ad is like the hottest ad I've ever seen. Really interesting.

    Posted by: kevin | Jan 12, 2006 4:07:24 PM

  10. I'm flashing back to Faye Dunaway in 'Eyes of Laura Mars'...

    Incidentally: it looks like there's an inverse ratio going on. We see an increase in gay-targeted ads from companies like A&F - who blithely refuse to acknowledge such a thing as a gay man, even as they pay gay agencies to photograph gay models in gay lay-outs designed to turn the gay man on - as more and more headlines declare more and more opposition to gay marriage.

    But the D&G is just plain unforgivable. This is when the rich and chic really piss me off. Forget sports stars and actors coming out - can we lose this Final Days of Rome bullshit of the elite blatantly promenading gay sexuality, as the masses - in Old Navy - beat up the queers on the streets?

    I dare say I'm over-reacting. But I think the D&G ad is SUCH pretentious garbage.

    Posted by: Jacko | Jan 12, 2006 6:00:17 PM

  11. Am I the only one who thinks the ads REEK of desperation?

    Posted by: Greg | Jan 12, 2006 6:11:54 PM

  12. there are more photos that are part of this series. You need flash to see some areas of

    It looks like the theme of the photos is that they are a "behind the scenes" view of photograhpers setting up models for D&G advertising photos. In the other shots, there is camera equipment and lights in the shots.

    I think the reference to the Nip/Tuck photo is probably intentional, but that photo is preseted as being an innocent result of the "behind the scenes" photo sessions.

    Posted by: Peter Everhard | Jan 12, 2006 6:35:02 PM

  13. Nip/Tuck isn't homoerotic?

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 12, 2006 10:01:29 PM

  14. Fuck Nip/Tuck. Can no-one see that D&G have masterfully crafted a metatextual queering of Sophie Dahl’s Opium ecstasy??? I'm pretty certain the Opium ad was the first fashion ad shocker (though it looks tame now). It's some kind of homo-homage.

    Posted by: Joachim | Jan 13, 2006 4:01:09 AM

  15. The new D&G ads are inspired by Caravaggio's painting. The motif here is supposed to be taken from "The Conversion of Saint Paul on the way to Damascus" (see it here:, where there's a young man on the ground and an older one supposedly ogling him. I don't really see the connection, but that's what D&G claim in an interview I've read somewhere.

    Posted by: borut | Jan 13, 2006 8:40:48 AM

  16. I know that the NIP/TUCK picture was taken by Anne Leibowitz. Who took the Gabbana picture? They look alike, but I agree with the other posts that there is no connection to the NIP/TUCK photo with the Gabbana

    Posted by: Amanda | Jan 13, 2006 12:01:11 PM

  17. Hot d&g ad!! yummy

    Posted by: Matt | Jan 13, 2006 10:30:51 PM

  18. i agree with peter that the whole thing is supposed to be a behind the scene look, of either a D&G photoshoot, any magazine fashion spread or even possibly porn "check out the hay as props, so porn ish". However i believe the white haired guy is supposed to refer to someone..its probably their own male version of Anna Wintour haha.

    Posted by: fendi | Jan 15, 2006 12:21:50 AM

  19. Love the pic as it shows no nudity as such as due to that it is sexy to me. Which magazine is this actual pic in?

    Posted by: Ro | Feb 2, 2006 7:09:15 PM

  20. SEX SELLS!

    Posted by: JBOY | Aug 1, 2006 10:49:24 PM

  21. ay love dolce&gabbana

    Posted by: khalid | May 31, 2007 10:42:14 AM

  22. wwwwwwwwwoooooooooooooowwwwwwwww
    there hot

    Posted by: anthony | Jun 6, 2007 10:18:33 AM

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