Marc Jacobs found himself in the middle of a cultural scandal last week after using predominately White models to rock pastel locs in his fashion show.
After being called out for being insensite, the famous designer responded with the classic appropriation statement: “I don’t see color” when it comes to fashion. But after reading the comments and concerns of fans and followers, Marc posted an apology to his Instagram page.
He wrote, “I thank you for expressing your feelings. I apologize for the lack of sensitivity unintentionally expressed by my brevity. I wholeheartedly believe in freedom of speech and freedom to express oneself though art, clothes, words, hair, music, everything. Of course I do “see” color but I DO NOT discriminate. THAT IS A FACT! Please continue to express your feelings freely but do it kindly. Nothing is gained from spreading hate by name calling and bullying.”
No word on if reading the comments actually helped Marc see the light, or if it was a few words from some of his famous clients. Hopefully the legendary designer chooses his looks (and models) wiser at the next show.
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Marc Jacobs Apologizes For His ‘Dreadlock’ Fashion Show Controversy was originally published on globalgrind.com