Top 5 revolting clothing lines list! Fashion doesn’t have the greatest track record when it comes to blackface. Every year, it seems a new blackface controversy surfaces, with a new model at the center. This year, it was Gigi Hadid, who appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia sporting what some saw as a suspiciously dark tan. As BBC pointed out, many of Hadid’s followers were quick to point out her darkened appearance in the image, which was shot by Steven Klein. Others flat out called the image blackface. The criticism prompted the 23-year-old model to apologize. She shared a statement on Twitter along with a photo of herself post-shoot, with bronze makeup still on her face.
Rick Owens Mens’ Fall/Winter 2015 Collection, “Sphinx’ (aka the Peen Peek), One of the most talked about shows of the Fall/Winter 2015 season was Rick Owen’s Sphinx, which featured male models wearing garments with cut-outs designed to show off their genitalia. Though by now the fashion world knows that Owens doesn’t shy away from controversy, nevertheless the stunt still ignited a frenzy of shocked online posts. Of the collection, Owens explained that the focus put on the model’s genitalia was an effort to incorporate a childish or juvenile aspect to the presentation.
Stefano Gabbana Defends Melania Trump, Time and time again, Melania Trump was spotted wearing Dolce & Gabbana looks at major events. And while other designers shy away from claiming responsibility when Melania wears their work, Stefano Gabbana did quite the opposite. He took to his Instagram account to praise the First Lady, a move that several fans of the brand were not happy with.
His anti-Semitic comments weren’t the first offense committed from the Brit-French designer John Galliano. In one of his last Dior collections before being ousted for public xenophobic comments, the designer created an haute couture collection based on Paris’ homeless. Apparently, the Spring/Summer 2000 show was inspired by the homeless Parisians he encountered while he was running along the Seine. He presented a bricolage collection of shredded and tattered couture garments incorporating found objects such as miniature whiskey bottles (a reference to alcoholism) and kitchen utensils (referencing starvation) strung along the models’ waists. Questions were immediately raised about the tastefulness of the collection. Many found the conjunction of homelessness with haute couture distasteful, as dresses can go for upwards of $50,000.
Another disturbing clothing line is Headhunters Line, a very bold fashion line that already generated a lot of controversy. Sex, guns, scandalous message, this fashion clothing line has them all. See extra info on Headhunters Collection.