Yesterday, Marc Jacobs bankrupt out New York Fashion Week with his ’90s-era rave-inspired bounce 2017 collection. The appearance included attractive clothes with a Deee-Lite ability (shiny brownish hot pants and leggings, thigh-high bubble socks) and a casting of mostly white models―including Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Adriana Lima―styled with bright faux dreadlocks. The administration drew burning criticism for its allotment of atramentous adorableness and culture.
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The afflatus abaft the adorableness attending hairstylist Guido Palau created for Jacobs was, he explained, “ravers, acerbic house, travelers, Boy George, [the singer] Marilyn in the ’80s, Harajuku girls”—with no acknowledgment of the hair’s cultural roots.
Critics took to Instagram to allotment their thoughts on the official Marc Jacobs brand’s account, and the artist himself responded from his claimed account:
Jacobs’ acknowledgment did little to antidote the situation. If anything, it affronted it tremendously. Where to start? “There are so abounding things amiss with this,” Julee Wilson writes at Essence. “The actuality that Jacobs is comparing a arrangement of beard to a hairstyle that is assuredly angry to an ethnicity and ability is acutely ignorant. In addition, his dark apathy for the origins of locs is added affidavit that the backfire he is adverse is warranted.” Jacobs comments were dismissive, offensive, and troubling.