Prada’s Diversity Council Wants To Avoid Blackface Backlash

Forbes.com Today Italian fashion house Prada is pulling out all the stops with a new diversity council to pre-empt any blackface backlash. They’ve brought in sculptor Theaster Gates and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, both are tasked to “elevate voices of color” and advise the company as it invests in diverse talent development,” according to Prada. With […]

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Iconic Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies at 85

Billboard News Today Chanel’s iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the past 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old. Such was the enigma surrounding the German-born designer that even his age was a point […]

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Michael Kors And Priyanka Chopra Won NYFW

Michael Kors’s tribute to Studio 54 – complete with glitter canons, tinsel curtains and Barry Manilow singing Copacabana IRL – at New York Fashion Week paid off, quite literally. The brand amassed $7.1 million (£5.5 million) in media impact value and 2.9 million engagements via 137 posts, a study by Launchmetrics has found. Out of […]

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T.I. Responds to Gucci Blackface Sweater – “Apology Not Accepted”

VLADTV.com Update 02/08/2019: T.I. responded to Gucci’s apology for their wool balaclava sweater that looked like blackface on the white model on their website. The Atlanta rapper made it clear he would no longer be shopping at Gucci after spending seven figures at the store yearly. He wrote on Instagram, “@gucci As a 7 figure/yr customer […]

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Pusha T Signs New Deal With Adidas: Report

Billboard News Following a banner 2018, Pusha T looks to cash in on his expanded brand through a number of lucrative avenues. Adidas seems to recognize Pusha’s cultural relevance, as TMZ is reporting Friday (Feb. 8) that the apparel giant has inked a new deal with King Push. The report goes on to say that the partnership […]

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Gucci apologizes after social media users say sweater resembles blackface

Per: CNN Gucci has apologized and discontinued selling a sweater that social media users said resembles blackface because of its design. In a Twitter post Wednesday, the Italian luxury brand said it “deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.”  The top, which is no longer on the company’s website, is a […]

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