Blackface? Never In Style

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Having just returned from Madrid, I was pretty wistful when I heard that I would miss their S/S 2010 fashion week this week. Looking at the latest collection from Carlos Diez, I’m pretty happy that I wasn’t there, since this brown girl got pretty worked up over his runway show—it’s not just the clothes that are bad. I’m all for creativity in fashion, but blackface is never a good idea, even if you didn’t mean it to be, even if the models strangely remind me of George Hamilton, still not a good idea. The real question for me is why he would ever think this was ok? Beyond distasteful, the collection itself is a bad “Brady Bunch” trip on fabric. I wonder if he ever plans on showing in New York? We prefer our faces their natural color and hairpieces on our heads, not t-shirts. Thoughts ladies?

More Madrid & India/Lakme fashion week to come!

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  • ANDEAN

    THIS IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST! FROM THE HEAD DOWN TO THE TOE….NOT TO MENTION THE NEGLIGENT USE OF BLACK FACE- BE INTENTIONAL OR NOT- TISK TISK CARLOS DIAZ >:{

  • http://www.karicruz.com/ cruziiie

    WOWWWWWWWW
    that is all I will say!

  • Sunna

    Most Europeans really are not aware that this could be offensive to anyone. Please relax.
    The collection is not that bad either.

  • bowleserised

    “Most Europeans really are not aware that this could be offensive to anyone.”

    That is a ridiculous and entirely untrue statement. You are very uninformed.

  • http://cherrylipsdesigns.com MS. FABULOUS

    This is irritating and any designer who does that deserves to be boycotted.

  • ME

    Are u dumb???? Why do you speack about things you dont known????
    i’m european and nigger ( yes we don´t say black to us thats ofeensive, we use the words noir, negro in english nigger),
    and i went to see the collection of Carlos Diez. And that’s is not a ” Black face” that’s a over artifical tan. Something that special English and nordics do, and them them appear in south Europe with their faces brown like if they were in a oven and the rest of the body and neck complety white.

    So dont give yourself and and yout button belly such a importance u dont have. And above all get more information before write about things u dont known

  • http://www.parlourmagazine.com J.Baker aka Shannon

    ^^^^^
    “i’m european and nigger ( yes we don´t say black to us thats ofeensive, we use the words noir, negro in english nigger)”

    i.can’t.

    i just want to hug you.