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RN stands for racy nurse

October 15, 2007 |  7:02 am

Sawivbd1_6 Between the latest poster for the annual blood drive sponsored by horror movie "Saw IV" and the naughty logo medics at Louis Vuitton's Paris show, nurses are getting a sexy shot in the arm.   FYI: The "Saw" nurses -- this is the fourth annual blood drive and past posters are collectibles -- all work at Lionsgate, the studio behind the "Saw" franchise. I must say that the vampy lips and crimson nail polish are a genius touch. To find out how to donate your own Type O at a "Saw IV" blood drive, go here.

Meanwhile, the nurses that Marc Jacobs sent down the runway for Louis Vuitton were also outfitted in retro uniforms, with a twist. Models wore a sensualLvuittonss08pairsmm_b_2 face mask--a dainty black, lace kerchief that barely concealed their red pouts -- and the vintage winged caps that resembled
meringues. In this case, the fetishized homage had more to do with artist
Richard Prince than Jacobs' own recent decamp to rehab. Prince, who did his own nurse series based on pulp fiction book covers in 2003, collaborated with Jacobs on the Louis Vuitton handbags.

Ex_kate_rpkate1_2Clearly, nurses get tired of the image of a sexed-up, pulse-quickening Florence Nightingale. When W magazine published a photo of Kate Moss (styled by Richard Prince) in a tight, white pleather nurses uniform, readers wrote in to refute the practicality of a vinyl get-up.  Never mind the fact that Moss' tiny uniform would have become X-rated as soon as she bent over to pick up a bed pan. 51rbejznktl_ss500_

Oh and don't forget Ursula Andress as "The Sensuous Nurse" in the 1979 lusty, ludicrous romp. Andress -- perhaps best known as Bond gal Honey Ryder -- wears a short, skimpy uniform that she can't seem to keep buttoned. It's bloody bad.

Photo credits: Saw IV, Lionsgate; Louis Vuitton, Vogue; Kate Moss, W.