Emporio Armani NYC 14th Street billboard – 2011 Number 1

Emporio Armani NYC 14th Street billboard - 2011 Number 1

This graphic is similar in theme to Emporio Armani’s urban Amazon billboard, installed in the same location at the end of 2010. Again, the living flesh tones and action of the model contrast with the dead stone gray of the streetscape. Here the Armani-clad blond emerges from the shadows, where in the other ad the urban Amazon stepped out of a fog.

Armani’s new 2011 graphic shows a determined long-legged stride powered by large feet in high heels. With the wind quite clearly in her sails, this young lady’s clothes appear about to take off in the breeze. Reminiscent of the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe barely able to hold down a billowing dress, the ad taps into dreams of being naked in public. The head and neck of Armani’s Miss are now horizontal and the rest of the body might be expected to follow.

Marilyn Monroe billowing skirt

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Anthony Olszewski

Anthony Olszewski has written on a wide variety of topics: cage birds, tropical fish, popular culture, the poetry of Amiri Baraka and a chapter on genetics for a veterinary text book, as a small sample. He worked as an editor at a magazine produced by TFH, the world's largest publisher of pet books. Anthony Olszewski is the author of a booklet on Hudson County history, Hudson County Facts, and a book of short stories, Second Thief, Best Thief, that are sold on Amazon. Anthony Olszewski established PETCRAFT.com in 1996. A pioneer on the Web, the Site continues to provide unique information on a range of companion animals, focusing on birds and fish. As a community service, he operates Jersey City Free Books. Anthony Olszewski was born in Jersey City, NJ (Margaret Hague Maternity Hospital, 1956) and is a member of Mensa. Email at anthony.olszewski@gmail.com

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