That isn’t the most fashionable statement.
Givenchy, a high-end French fashion label, has been chastised for introducing a noose-style necklace during Paris Fashion Week.
During the label’s spring/summer 2022 show on Sunday, a model wore the offending item of jewelry.
Diet Prada, an Instagram account, was the first to point out the poor fashion choice.
“After the whole @Burberry noose hoodie disaster in 2019, you’d think the industry would’ve learnt not to put items around a model’s neck that look like nooses.” This @givenchyofficial necklace, which just debuted on the runway, comes perilously close to treading in the same region. It’s amazing no one noticed, but sadly… history repeats itself,” the account said with a side-by-side shot of a Givenchy runway model and a Burberry model.
During London Fashion Week in 2019, Burberry was chastised for a runway model wearing a hoodie with a noose printed on it.
Users weighed in on Givenchy’s jewelry selection and chastised them for their design. “In whatever world is it fashionable to have a noose around a girl’s neck, #Givenchy?” The Spring/Summer of 2022 was dragged all the way back to 1822. “Do better,” one Twitter user said. “At any moment, especially during #ParisFashionWeek, young girls and boys do not need to see this.”
“Givenchy’s Paris Fashion Week display features a ‘noose necklace.'” “I guess a swastika, a model with a rifle, or a model wearing a white hood were all too edgy,” says the author.
It’s hardly the first time the fashion industry has stepped on toes. Prada had to take some of their products from the market in 2018 because they were labeled racist and depicted “blackface.”
Tansy Hoskins, author of “Stitched Up,” explained why the industry has racism concerns to The Washington Post in 2019. “Racism is a significant problem in the fashion industry… it dates back to the founding of these firms,” Hoskins added. Chanel and Dior, for example, collaborated with the Nazi and Vichy administrations in the 1940s, she noted.
“Cultural appropriation” — think models wearing Native American headdresses — was the topic of discussion a few years ago, she said. “It’s more overt now.” It does appear to be more intense.”