In the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologise for cultural or racial insensitivity, Gucci removed a jumper from the market last week after complaints that the oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled ‘blackface’ makeup. Photo: AP

Racial insensitivity: Why do Gucci, Prada and others lose perspective?

  • Global retailers and fashion brands must deal with issues that might be ‘highly sensitive in another culture’
Topic |   Racism

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In the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologise for cultural or racial insensitivity, Gucci removed a jumper from the market last week after complaints that the oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled ‘blackface’ makeup. Photo: AP
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