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COMME DES GARÇONS APOLOGIZES FOR THE CULTURAL CATASTROPHE
COMME des GARÇONS has apologized for dressing its white models in cornrow wigs at Paris Fashion Week. The statement comes after the Japanese brand drew considerable criticism on social media. As Diet Prada noted, “the avant-garde Japanese label seemed to have taken a step back with their men’s show, this time putting white models in cornrow wigs.” The label’s decision appeared suspect, if not exceptionally wrong-footed, given how much recent discussion there has been surrounding black women’s hair and cultural appropriation. The incident quickly drew criticism from across social media, both for the incident itself, and the industry’s lackluster response.