J.Crew Dares to Photograph a Gay Couple Under the Headline ‘Happy Together’ for a New Catalogue


J.Crew quietly included a photo in its May catalogue of one of its stylish employees with his stylish boyfriend. Under the headline "Happy Together. Our designer Somsack and his boyfriend, Micah," the couple stand at arm's length, grinning at the camera in their perfectly slouched, crispy J.Crew outfits. J.Crew declined to comment on the image, which has been heralded by LGBT advocacy groups, effectively demonstrating that it's not a publicity stunt but a smart and effortless way to sell clothing in the year 2011. ABC News has a thorough report on this image, which is sadly quite an unusual thing in American advertising.

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