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Definitely not strangers to the world of controversial advertising, Dolce & Gabbana are at it again with their latest campaign. For their autumn/winter 2007-8 collection, the designer duo created images of women in dominatrix-style poses whipping naked men in an attempt to reverse the roles of female objectification. Photographed by Steven Klein, the controversial campaign forced Stefano Gabbana to clarify its meaning.

"Since these images have offended someone, we want to stress that we wanted to represent a strong and dominatrix woman, as is today's woman," he told WWD. "We wanted to place this artistic reference above everyday reality, but there was no intent to be vulgar or offend anyone's human dignity."

Tell us what you think. Is this campaign offensive and unnecessary or harmless and artistic?

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[Source: Femalefirst / D&G website]