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Marc Jacobs apologises for his use of dreadlocks on runway

APPROPRIATION: Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner walked Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2017 in September 2016

FASHION DESIGNER Marc Jacobs faced criticism over the use of multicoloured dreadlocks in his Spring/Summer 2017 show, and now the designer has finally apologised for the fashion faux pas.

Despite initially sticking to his guns after the fashion show in September 2016, and not seeing the error in his ways, Jacobs sat down with InStyle magazine and admitted that he missed the mark by including dreadlocks on his runway without acknowledging its history and connection to black culture.

“Maybe I’ve been insensitive,” he told InStyle.

“What I learned from that whole thing, what caused me to pause after it died down a little bit, was that maybe I just don’t have the language for this, or maybe I’ve been insensitive because I operate so inside my little bubble of fashion.”

While this apology is long overdue, his previous comments may still be a cause for concern for many black women. Following the media attention of the controversial show, Jacobs tried to draw a comparison between white women wearing dreads and women of colour straightening their air. He later apologised for those statement, by saying that he’s taken the time to read all of the critiques on Instagram.

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