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Posted by Boghound on January 27, 2012

Naked man in La Redoute clothing advert: Fashion faux pas much?

Fashion label La Redoute has faced embarrassment after a picture of a naked man walking into shot behind four children was published on its website.

The unknown nudist was seen wading into the sea in the background of a picture to advertise children’s clothing designed by the label.

The French company apologised and removed the image but not before internet users took screenshots and uploaded them online.

A flurry of discussion both in France and beyond on Twitter and La Redoute’s Facebook page ensued.

One woman expressed her concern at the error, writing: ‘As a mother, I am not happy to see this photograph.’

London-based retail analyst Isabel Cavill tweeted: ‘Not surprised French shoppers are up in arms about this picture from La Redoute. Amazing!!’

Others made light of the picture. One tweeted: ‘The most shocking thing in this photo is the clothes.’

It was described by many on Twitter as a ‘massive PR fail’ but some voiced a more cynical view.

One wrote: ‘Excellent publicity stunt?! I’m putting one on my site.’

A spokeswoman for La Redoute said: ‘We are looking at how this mistake has occurred internally. La Redoute are working on it to get an explanation.

‘Again, La Redoute presents its apologies to customers and internet users.’


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