The maison faces accusations of cultural appropriation following a show featuring bongo drums and a cast of mostly white models wearing cornrows. Some were not too happy about the language used to describe the African inspiration ("wild" and "primitive"), as well as the lack of black models.
Valentino SS 2016 collection was inspired by Africa. But only 8 of the models were black. Not fair representation pic.twitter.com/hxXcreVMQQ— Affinity Magazine (@Affinitylife) October 6, 2015
"African themed".......like the continent? With more than 50 countries? Please tell us more Valentino -_- https://t.co/YFVHYWQ37P— Roxy Ware (@xanattack16) October 6, 2015
Stop doing this shit. Just stop.— Samantha Powell (@sdpowell1) October 6, 2015
And a couple of pictures from the after party.
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