pre-fall 2012

Recent #justracistthings in high-end fashion & beauty
  • In 2010, Jean-Paul Guerlain of Guerlain said he “worked like a n****r” to create a new scent
  • In 2016, Victoria’s Secret Angel Taylor Hill mocked an Arab man’s accent with her 30 something year old boyfriend in a taxi in Paris that was posted on Snapchat
  • In 2014, Zadig & Voltaire claimed that its boutique in a Parisian hotel will not be open to Chinese tourists
  • In 2013, Alessandro Dell’Acqua and Giampaolo Sgura wore blackface to an “African themed” party
  • In 2010, Swedish model Theres Alexandersson wrote on her blog that she was yelled by a  “n****r girl” on the subway
  • In 2015, Danish model Kirstin Kragh Liljegren posted racist remarks on Instagram and posted a meme on Facebook that stereotyped/mocked Black Americans
  • In 2010, Australian model Cassi Van Den Dungen posted a series of racist rants on Facebook that targeted East/Southeast Asians in France
  • In 2017, Gigi Hadid mocks the appearance of East/Southeast Asians
  • In 2016, Toni Garrn’s fondness for the n-word is exposed by Jourdan Dunn
  • In 2013, Sebastian Kim defends his use of a white model in blackface for an editorial titled “African Queen” for Numero France
  • In 2014, Dasha Zhukova poses for an online magazine in which she sits on a chair with a mannequin of a Black woman underneath dressed in bondage
  • In 2012, Karlie Kloss walked down the Victoria’s Secret runway in a  racially-insensitive Native American-themed outfit
  • In 2013, Chanel ignorantly showcased Native American headdresses for their pre-fall collection
  • In 2012, Dolce & Gabbana presented earrings that were reminiscent of Blackamoor statues which can be found in Italy, but more recognizably to non-Italians, Aunt Jemima dolls during their spring/summer show
  • In 2013, casting directors Barbara Nicoli and Leila Ananna made racist remarks when commenting about the bodies of Black and Asian models
  • In 2015, Valentino created a spring/summer collection that was inspired by “wild Africa”
  • In 2016, a non-Native American model appeared in red face done by makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench on the pages of CR Fashion Book
  • In 2011, John Galliano claimed that he “loved Hitler” and made a series of anti-Semitic remarks that was caught on video
  • In 2016, Marc Jacobs put non-Black models in dreadlocks for his spring/summer runway collection
  • In 2014, Alessandra Ambrosio posted a picture of herself in a Native American war bonnet at Coachella
  • In 2016, Dolce & Gabbana names a shoe the “slave sandal”
  • In 2014, Sephora deactivated the online accounts of users with “Chinese sounding” surnames
  • In 2015, Ondria Hardin uses the n-word on Instagram
  • In 2015, Sara Sampaio posts a video of herself singing along to the n-word
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1) Dress by Gambattista Valli, 2011.

2) Dress by Gambattista Valli, 2011.

3) Gown by Gambattista Valli, 2011.

4) Dress by Valentino, Fall, 2011.

5) Ensemble by Gaultier, Fall, 2011.

6) Dress by Valentino, Spring, 2011.

7) Dress by Alexis Mabille, Spring, 2011.

8) Dress by Armani Prive, Spring, 2011.

9) Ensemble by Christian Dior, Spring, 2011.

10) Dress by Alexander Wang, Pre-Fall, 2012.