Here we go again! We were critical of Louis Vuitton’s so-called, “ghetto fab mash up” during Spring 2010 Paris Fashion Week. Misdirected cultural references of the iconic afro continues over at Dazed & Confused. In their February issue, the magazine covers the Vuitton collection referring to the wigged models as “frizzy haired travelers.” The “hippie movement” is championed, completely ignoring the significance of this hairstyle during a little something called the Black Power movement. Misappropriations of Black cultural aesthetics is nothing new. I mean, at least give credit where it due.
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