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After stirring up some slight outrage over a provocative billboard downtown, the Daily News targets a bloody window display on the Upper East Side. The gory scene at Barneys New York—two blood-spattered mannequins modeling Helmut Lang and ALC as they succumb to their apparent gunshot wounds—was meant to be eye catching, like the sexed up Calvin Klein ad on Houston Street . But instead of standing behind their display, as Calvin Klein did, Barneys cleaned up the bloody mess, blaming the display designers for crossing the line while creative director Simon Doonan was away on business.

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