In this Spring’s collection, Dolce & Gabbana chose to not only have NO diversity within the models of the show, but to also have racist notions through out the show. The whole collection was somewhat tribal themed, but certain pieces stood out amongst others.
For example, one model is wearing earrings that resemble a slave-like illustration of an African American woman. Also, the same image of the woman is splashed on a burlap-sack dress and another printed dress.
According to the Huffington Post, “The images are known as Blackamoors — of black people dressed lavishly in turbans and jewels are largely considered collectable art, they can also be very offensive. No matter how beautiful they are, the figures still represent slavery. With that said, are you offended by D&G’s use of Blackamoors? ”
Please comment with your thoughts.