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Revealing Lingerie Display In House Of Fraser Window Causes Stir

Published on: 26 Jan, 2019
Updated on: 28 Jan, 2019

A revealing lingerie advert in the House of Fraser shop window was causing turned heads today and a stir on social media.

“A bit grotesque,” said one woman interviewed by The Guildford Dragon NEWS about the display fronting onto the High Street.

Revealing lingerie advert in the House of Fraser shop window in the High Street

Her husband, echoing other interviewees, thought that it was, “a bit inappropriate for a main window especially when there are little ones passing”.

Other comments in the street ranged from, “I’m not bothered,” to, “I’ve seen worse but I can understand how some people are offended.”

Comments on ‘Guildford Past and Present‘ Facebook page voiced similar views but also linked the provocative nature of the advert to Mike Ashley’s ownership of House of Fraser.

Twitter post on January 24.

Another post referred to how youngsters might see the ‘incredibly thin’ model in the advert as a role model and might try to lose weight accordingly.

The National Eating Disorders Association says of a media-saturated world that “research is increasingly clear that media does indeed contribute and that exposure to and pressure exerted by media increase body dissatisfaction and disordered eating”.

Twitter post on January 24.

The House of Fraser shop window displays were advertising the lingerie brand Agent Provocateur.

House of Fraser was asked for their reaction but did not comment.

House of Fraser window in North Street.

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Responses to Revealing Lingerie Display In House Of Fraser Window Causes Stir

  1. Jim Allen Reply

    January 27, 2019 at 10:46 am

    What next complaints that a vegetable display is raunchy? Time these people got a life outside social media.

  2. Miss Fisher Reply

    February 16, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    The name Agent Provocateur says it all. However our children, young adults, especially but for all of us, with a display window that huge is shoving it our faces. This is not what we need for our society. Have we lost all our sense of decorum.
    Sexy undies should be displayed discretely, nothing wrong with them, but that isn’t sexy, it’s provocation, it’s just not suitable for a window display.
    My feelings towards House of Fraser have diminished. I got some lovely clothes from them last year. No longer the reputable company it has been until now.
    Be more socially responsible and remove that poster and that manikin from the street display.

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