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Has Gucci Taken Black Culture Too Far?

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Has Gucci Taken Black Culture Too Far?

Black Twitter is not here for the various Gucci campaigns that are being promoted!

Earlier this week, photos surfaced of Gucci’s latest cruise line, which definitely caused a lot of stir.

If you know fashion, back in the day there was an iconic Harlem designer named Dapper Dan.

Dan worked with names like Diddy, LL Cool J, Mike Tyson, and Salt-N-Pepa, and brands like Louis Vuitton, Fendi, and Gucci.

One of the most iconic looks that he created was a puffy jacket that featured Louis Vuitton printed sleeves.


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The initial inspiration to Dapper Dan’s inspiration dealt with targeting the black community because, at the time, there was no representation.

However, in today’s day and age, the voices that argued to have black faces in fashion have been heard.

Now, let’s take a step back and really think about fashion trends.

There are so many trends that are going on in the fashion world that it would be absurd for every other designer not to hop on the train.

But where the problem lies with black Twitter is the fact that proper credit is not given.

One socialite took to his personal Instagram and posted the picture of both products, with the caption:

mrkevinharry – Props and respect to the legendary Harlem tailor Dapper Dan whose brilliant Louis Vuitton “knockoff” jacket from the 80’s….was “knocked off” by Gucci for the resort collection shown in Florence yesterday. 

Gucci designer Alessandro Michele may or may not have had bad intentions in taking this design.

But this is not the first time that the brand has tried to reach out to the black culture.

Earlier this season, Gucci released a pre-fall campaign that features all models of color sporting trends that were popular back in the 70’s and 80’s.

This came after the brand released a video on their Instagram of the pre-screening for the models that they would be using.

Now, we already know that Black Twitter went in on the brand’s decision to take this classic design.

Take a look at what they had to say about this look.


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