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Gucci Issues Internal Statement About Blackface Sweater

Update #2, February 12: On Monday evening, Fashionista published an internal memo circulated among Gucci employees.In the statement, CEO Marco Bizzarri says "We made a mistake. A big one. Because of cultural ignorance, but ignorance is not an excuse. And we accept responsibility for this mistake. Yet there is no way of thinking nor believing that this could have ever been intentional."Bizzarri continued: "We have created a shared corporate culture that makes us unique. From the very start in 2...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Marco Bizzarri, Alessandro Michele, Bizzarri, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Dapper Dan Issues Statement About Gucci Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia


Dapper Dan Holds Gucci Accountable For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Update: On Sunday, Harlem designer and stylist Dapper Dan (who is the subject of Gucci's latest book) addressed the controversy in a statement posted on his Instagram."I am a Black man before I am a brand," he wrote. "Another fashion house has gotten it outrageously wrong. There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult. The CEO of Gucci has agreed to come from Italy to Harlem this week to meet with me, along with members of the community and other industry leaders. There cann...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, America, Italy, Prada, Gucci, Harlem, Dapper Dan, Amy Smilovic, Pradamalia, Dapper Dan Holds Gucci


Gucci Apologizes For Sweater That Resembles Blackface

Late Wednesday, Gucci apologized on Twitter after one of its products sparked outrage for its resemblance to blackface. "Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper," the brand's statement began. "We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and physical stores."The statement continues: "We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. We are fully co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Prada, Gucci, Pradamalia


City investigating Prada over ‘racist’ blackface merchandise

The city has launched a probe into Prada over a Soho store display that featured a line of accessories blasted as racist. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is looking into reports that a Prada employee was retaliated against for complaining about the display of “Pradamalia” keychains and other trinkets — that included a character...
Tags: Fashion, Prada, Soho, NYC Commission on Human Rights, Pradamalia



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