In the 50's this was excepted and now this
would be a very un-politically correct magazine
ad for Van Heusen to say the least
By contrast I think of Martha Stewart in the full page magazine ads about 40 years ago for Virginia Slims Cigarettes. Her black eye accentuating her beauty along with the caption "I'd rather fight then switch, you've come a long way baby." That was only a decade removed from this advertising campaign pitching men's fashion neckties for Van Heusen, who was considered the top of men's fashion in his day.
As for the ties - necktie design has obviously come a long way also, if you care to check out the really ugly ties illustrated in this Van Heusen tie ad. An old adage comes to mind in this instance, "beauty is in the mind of the beholder." However that hardly seems capable of justifying anything regarding any mind full thought - just like this stupid insensitive ad campaign that demeaned women claiming that if you wore a Van Heusen necktie you would make your wife a submissive slave.