Why People are Now Calling Marc Jacobs “Racist”

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Fashion designer Marc Jacobs arrives at the 2010 FIAF Trophee des Arts presentation at the Plaza hotel on December 09, 2010 in New York City.
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 09: Fashion designer Marc Jacobs arrives at the 2010 FIAF Trophee des Arts presentation at the Plaza hotel on December 09, 2010 in New York City.

Fashion designer Marc Jacobs is in hot water after showing off his latest fashion collection during New York Fashion week on Thursday.

The fashion show featured a lot of colors and patterns. However, when several models walked down the runway with heavily dyed loc extensions many people were offended. Karlie Kloss, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Adriana Lima and Taylor Hill all walked down the runway with loc extensions.

Images of white models with fake locs have pissed people off across the country. Many people argue that it is another example of cultural appropriation.

Others asked why didn’t Marc Jacobs cast more black models, since the hairstyle is worn predominately by black women.

New York magazine asked Guido Palau, Marc Jacobs hairstylist, about the “politics of giving everyone in the show dreadlocks.” He responded with:

I don’t really think about that. I take inspiration from every culture. Style comes from clashing things. It’s always been there — if you’re creative, if you make food, music, and fashion, whatever, you’re inspired by everything. It’s not homogeneous. Different cultures mix all the time. You see it on the street. People don’t dress head-to-toe in just one way.

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