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Translated by Chris
Marc Jacobs ad

It has just recently come to the world's attention that a 2006 advertisement produced by renowned power gay and Tokyo Wrestling’s own favorite fashion designer, Marc Jacobs, was flatly rejected by Men’s Vogue.

Photographer Juergen Teller, who spent over a decade working closely with Marc Jacobs on his advertising campaigns, recently spoke to the fashion blog of the New York Times for an interview just prior to the release of his new book, "Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009". In the interview, he revealed that in 2006, Men’s Vogue refused to publish an advertisement in which a gay couple are shown kissing.

The couple appearing in the picture were make-up artist Dick Page and his husband, James Gibbs. Dick Page has long worked with Marc Jacobs and is known to be part of the Marc Family. Teller says he was surprised that Men’s Vogue refused to publish the photograph ad.

"I like the idea of having a gay couple in a men’s ad because it makes sense. And I wanted the ads to be like they are--very romantic, tender, and sweet. I certainly didn’t want to have anything provocative, not at all."

It's great to see Marc Jacobs and his family lead the fashion industry, among others, while always keeping a keenly sharpened queer perspective. TW salutes their gay-conscious attitude!

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