Marc Ja­cobs

Khaleej Times - City Times - - COVER STORY -

Case: Marc Ja­cobs was crit­i­cised for us­ing a cast of mostly white mod­els wear­ing dread­locks in New York last year. His­tor­i­cally dread­locks is a hair­style that is usu­ally linked to black and brown cul­ture. It has also been seen in white coun­ter­cul­ture from the 70s. Marc Ja­cobs has since said that he doesn’t be­lieve that we should be so nar­row minded adding that icon Boy Ge­orge and rave cul­ture also in­spired this work.

Ver­dict: Although we un­der­stand why of­fense may have been taken we see where Marc is com­ing from. For art to de­velop, dif­fer­ent cul­tural aes­thet­ics are bound to in­flu­ence artists. Al­ways cite those ref­er­ences and in­flu­ences.

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