They Tried It! Gucci Apologizes for Racist Blackface Sweater

Its only six days into Black History Month and it’s seems as they they couldnt wait for the disrepect.

Gucci has joined the racist bandwagon for a blackface-inspired sweater.

The fashion house has apologized for selling the black balaclava knit top from the Fall Winter 2018 season. It currently sells for $890 on sites like Spring and features a cut-out at the mouth that is outlined in hred.

Here’s how the sweater is described on the website:

‘Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection. This knit top combines the accessory with the ready-to-wear collection.’

Anyone with eyes can see that the sweater is reminiscent of racist caricatures with overtly drawn red lips.

Gucci’s apology below:

Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper.
We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. 
Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/P2iXL9uOhs

— gucci (@gucci) February 7, 2019

Who even created it or thought it was fly! Who would want to walk around in this mess anyway. Are we adding Gucci to the boycott list or naw?

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Tracee Ellis Ross Opted To Wear Only Black Designers At The 2018 American Music Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross did it us at the 2018 American Music Awards.

The last night’s host wore all Black designers throughout the show.

via Page Six:

First, she walked the red carpet in a pink suit by Pyer Moss accessorized with a Jacob & Co. choker, heels by Christian Louboutin and earrings by Mattia Cielo and Djula Jewelry.

For her opening dance number, the second-time AMA host changed into a custom cape by Dapper Dan for Gucci over a black sequined Nicolas Jebran bodysuit, swapping out the skintight number for a glittering gold sequined CD Greene gown.

Ross later changed into something a little more political with an “I am a voter” T-shirt created by her stylist Karla Welch in collaboration with When We All Vote. She paired the top with a cherry-red Shanel Campbell skirt and Aminah Jillil shoes.

After a quick change into a glamorous pink tulle gown by Off-White and Louboutin heels, Ross managed to one-up even herself in a Sergio Hudson leopard-print catsuit, gloves, and beret, plus Casadei pumps and huge rhinestoned Gucci sunglasses.

She then went for something equally statement-making in a boldly printed LAVIEbyCK fishtail gown with dramatic bell sleeves, followed by a double-breasted black sequined dress.

The actress’ penultimate look featured a belted blue DÈSHON gown paired with shoulder-dusting crystal earrings by the same brand — one of which, in a quirky touch, was worn as a brooch — and finally, Ross wrapped up the show in a red Cushnie off-the-shoulder jumpsuit.

Guess Who’s The Biggest Celebrity Fashion Influencer Of 2017

If there’s one celebrity who can literally slay practically any look and constantly push the envelope…Its Definitely Rhianna! Women of all ages use Rihanna for fashion inspiration!  Therefore it came as no surprise when Rihanna was named the most powerful celebrity fashion influencer in Lyst’s 2017 Year in Fashion report.

According to the report, Rihanna helped spike searches for various designers like Puma, Off-White, Gucci and Molly Goddard, the designer behind those princess-inspired tulle dresses we’ve seen Rihanna wear both on and off the red carpet.

Additionally, Rihanna’s Fenty Puma Bow was the most searched and wanted sneaker of the entire year! In March alone, users searched for the shoe every seven seconds on Lyst.