10 Most Controversial Fashion Photos Ever Taken

Oliviero Toscani

Oliviero Toscani carried out a variety of campaigns for Benetton during the late 1980s and early 1990s, though the advertisements often caused outrage. Photos showing patients dying from AIDS and engaging in sexual acts were some of the most controversial, though it was the images featuring members of the clergy kissing and touching each other in sexually suggestive poses that were considered contentious.

Lindsay Lohan Crucifixion

When Lindsay Lohan appeared on the front of Purple Fashion as if she was being crucified obviously caused something of an uproar with religious groups. The actress was alluding to the media crucifying her, but the metaphor didn’t really work as most people didn’t believe that Lohan was quite so innocent.