Christian Dior Boycott
To the Representatives of Dior:
I just saw your ad on the About-Face website where the woman has just been in a car accident. What does that have to do with women’s clothes? Do you think that showing a dead woman with Dior clothes on will help sell them to women? The notion that she could have “just finished fixing her car” and had motor oil on her is a complete cop out. I am totally disgusted with this ad. Thank you for NOT EVER making any more ads that insult the viewers (both men and women, as this is intolerable by anyone regardless of demographic). The ad looks like a police photo of a victim after a car accident. The expression on her face is the most chilling, and her legs are open at the same time inviting the viewer to fantasize about her corpse sexually. Of course people are going to object how could you all not know that? How could you consider making ads like these in the first place? Maybe you need to create a Common Sense and Decency Department to screen your ads before they pollute the public’s space. I want to let you know that I feel personally insulted and degraded as a woman by this sick ad. Ted Bundy might have gotten a kick out of it, but I did not.
M. (anonymous on this site by request)
Please help us remind Dior Couture that the person responsible for these ads and the designer, John Galliano, both need a new job!
Dior Couture President, Marla Sabo
712 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Call toll-free to Dior with your complaints 1(800) 929-3467 or (212) 582-0500
Fax: (212) 582-1063.