The fashion world has been rocked by an array of scandals including Slave earrings scandal, Vogue Paris’s heavily made-up young girls, Ms Obama’s nude debate, Topshop’s too thin model and John Galliano scandal. Let’s have a look at this article and know more about most controversial fashion moments of all time.
Fashion magazine Vogue Italia apologized for a website feature called “Slave earrings” blaming “really bad translation”. The feature, based on large, gold-hooped earrings featured a short burst of copy by Vogue writer Anna Bassi describing the trend, dating from 2010. “Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are the slave and creole styles in gold hoops.” wrote Anna Bassi. She continues: “If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.” But within hours of being published, the feature faced impaling worldwide criticism, the strongest of which claimed Vogue Italia was guilty of a “dishonorable” attempt to “glamorize slavery”.
Vogue Italia’s ‘Slave earrings’
On December 20110, a magazine issue featured a complicated Christmas gift guide guest-edited by designer Tom Ford with leaning on tiger-skins or sprawled on beds in full make-up and designer gowns. Recently, at the beginning of this month, he pretty sexy pictures of 10-year-old model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau were emerged at the centre of the current debate on the over-sexualisation of children.
Vogue Paris’s heavily made-up young girls: the mother of 10-year-old model Thylane Loubry Blondeau closed her daughter’s Facebook account
Mrs Obama wore the pale, oyster-like hue of her dress in question which was cause for furious debate about political correctness in the American press to a state dinner at the White House, for the Indian President, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur; a gracious and courteous gesture which paid tribute to Khan having been born in Mumbai.
Michelle Obama caused the ‘nude’ debate at the state dinner to meet the Indian President Indian and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, in 2010
British supermodel Kate Moss looked like in a fire when her shocking pictures snorting a fat line of cocaine during a debauched drugs and drink session with junkie lover Pete Doherty published by Daily Mirror in 2005. Kate Moss checked into rehab after a public apology.
‘Cocaine’ Kate Moss scandal
The US ‘fashion bible’ was the center of controversy by declaring that Asian models are ‘redefining traditional concepts of beauty’ in the December 2010 issue
There was a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign image shot pulled down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne after the Advertising Standards Bureau received approximately 50 complaints. The overtly sexual image of Advertising Standards Bureau depict Dutch model Lara Stone embracing with half a dozen men in what looks like a public basketball court.
Calvin Klein adverts starring Lara Stone taken down in Australia
British designer John Galliano of French fashion arrested in February after allegations that he made anti-Semitic remarks towards a couple at a Paris café. After that, a video clip emerged of him apparently praising Hitler in a separate incident, prompting him to be dismissed and taken to jail.
This event shocked the international fashion world and was a timeline of John Galliano’s downfall
The 18-year-old catwalk model Codie Young found her at the centre of controversy after criticisms that she looked too thin on the homepage of Topshop’s website in July. Topshop then removed image of model Codie Young from their website and replaced with an alternative shot of Young looking healthier.
Topshop‘s ‘too thin’ model Codie Young
Weekly fashion magazine Grazia admitted slimming down the Duchess of Cambridge in May on the cover of their Royal wedding issue
The Paris fashion magazine’s 90th anniversary edition was meant to honor Africa’s influence in fashion by Beyonce darkened her skin for L’Officiel issue in an African-themed spread.
The French fashion magazine featured the singer wearing a tribal African inspired dress and jewelry by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Rodarte, and Fendi
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