Thank you for getting back to me. As I indicated in my clarification
request, the comment by aussietpp-ga was very helpful. I had started
this search but the clue that the picture was circulating in e-mail
distribution with the title ?Why women live longer than men? showed
that it is popular and gave me a tip on how to search for it. The
further comment that it had a name and title on the picture led me to
the exact photo you?re looking for.
Below I?ve included the search results so you can pick the version of
the photo that you prefer. You might also enjoy the other pictures in
Apparently, ?Dress to Kill? was a very popular ad campaign by Wallis,
a fashion retail company that is part of the Arcadia Group in the UK.
I?ve identified the ad agency that produced the campaign and I?ve
identified Bob Carlos Clarke as the photographer of the picture you?re
looking for. I?ve also located Clarke?s website. Unfortunately he died
recently but there is contact information on his website to tell you
where you can get his works. I would contact these agents to see if
you can buy a copy of the photo you like. I?m not able to tell who has
the rights to it -- Wallis, the ad agency, or the photographer.
Why Men Die Younger
Five photos from the Wallis "Dress to Kill" ad campaign
Bartle Bogle Hegarty
IPA Effectiveness Case Studies associated with this agency
(1998/36) : HOW WALLIS DRESSED TO KILL TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE
Bob Carlos Clarke
Photographer of the Wallis ?Dress to Kill? campaign
Panic Pictures are pleased to offer a comprehensive collection of Bob
Carlos Clarke's celebrity and illustrative work for syndication.
Bob Carlos Clarke's work is available as limited edition fine prints.
Please contact Ghislain Pascal at Panic on 020-7498 3350 /
07778-788735 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for price list and
further details of pictures available.
Authorised dealers of work by Bob Carlos Clarke:
-- Guy Hepner Contemporary Art (www.guyhepner.com)
-- Eyestorm (www.eyestorm.com)
-- PicassoMio Gallery (www.picassomio.com)
The ad campaign had such impact and was so notable that it has been
the subject of many articles and studies. I?m including a few links to
these so you can get a deeper understanding of the appeal of the photo
that you liked so much.
Retrospective & Modern Adverts
"Wallis: Dress to kill advertising campaign"
I wish I?d done that ad
Exposure, A creative advertisement and its logic
Source: Wallis - Dress to kill.
Bartle Bogle Hegarty, London.
Steve Hudson, Victoria Fallon, Bob Carlos Clarke.
A Semiotic Analysis of Wallis Adverts
I hope that the resources I?ve found will help you locate this photo
for sale. In the meantime you can enjoy it online.
All the best.
~ czh ~