February 7, 2019
Gucci has been embroiled in a racism row after shoppers complained a women’s jumper resembled “blackface”.
— New York Post (@nypost) February 7, 2019
The Italian fashion brand faced a barrage of criticism after images emerged of the “balaclava jumper”, which features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in red.
Gucci has issued an apology “for the offence caused” and pulled the item from its stores and website.
However, the item is still available to buy for $890 (£688) on shopping website Spring, where it is described as being part of “The Fall Winter 2018 runway show” which was “inspired by vintage ski masks”.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:10 am