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Fashion brand Gucci has been forced to apologise after releasing a balaclava-style jumper which resembles 'blackface', according to the Evening Standard.

The black piece of attire was being sold as part of their Fall/Winter 2018 campaign, and covers the lower half of the face and red mouth cut-out.

The jumper has now been removed from sale, and the brand has issued an apology after facing massive social media backlash for the offensive material.

Their statement was released by a spokesman for the luxury fashion house, saying that they consider diversity a 'fundamental value' of their company and that the incident would be adapted into a 'powerful learning movement';

"Gucci deeply apologises for the offence caused by the wool balaclava jumper. We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores."

“We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make. We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organisation and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond," it concluded.

The description for Gucci's item originally read; 

“Inspired by vintage ski masks, multi-coloured knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection. This knit top combines the accessory with the ready-to-wear collection.”

Social media users managed to get screenshots of the $890 jumper before it was pulled, ironically noting that it was Black History Month.

One Twitter user wrote; “Haute Couture Blackface for the millennials?”

Gucci's problems with fashion mishaps is the latest incident in a number of racially-charged mistakes by designer fashion brands. 

Prada removed items last month over products which were also concerning for the public.

Feature image: India Today

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It happens every year.

We get our spy gear ready, complete with night vision goggles, Google maps and  snacks, of course. We buckle ourselves up for our long-awaited search, the hunt for that jaw-dropping, glamorous, PERFECT….

Winter coat.

Every woman needs a casual must-have jacket for the chilly season, and Penney's have DELIVERED, with a snakeskin cherry on top.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Snakeskin is absolutely everywhere right now, most likely due to Taylor Swift's iconic Reputation album and added snake theme for her immense world tour.

Animal print is the ideal way to make a statement.

You want to be the first person noticed in the Christmas decorated rooms, and the way to do this is by nabbing the most stunning coat in the fashion business.

This puffer jacket is cosy AF, not to mention cheap.

Penneys, €30

At €30, just think how much cash dollah you're saving for your Christmas shopping.

You can accomplish just about anything in the right coat, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Penneys for keeping us warm without robbing our bank balance of it's dignity.

Say thank u, next to the cold this season, fashion has saved you.

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Earlier this week, we were blessed with a magical Spring ’17 Couture collection from designer Elie Saab, and our inner princesses are screaming.

This fabulous Lebanese designer is based in Beirut, but took his inspiration from Egypt at the turn of the Twentieth Century for this breathtaking collection. 

“People were able to express themselves and their creative talents in theatre, art, journalism, music, and cinema, transforming Egypt into a hub for progress and allowing Arabic culture to flourish,” he explained to Vogue.com. 

Look 24 in the collection was, by far, our favourite piece, with the palm trees of Domyat City and boats sailing on the River Nile all perfectly embroidered onto this stunning evening gown. 

These dresses are serious wedding goals!  

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One Tumblr blogger has turned Frozen’s princesses into fashion icons.

First it was blogger Sashiiko-Anti book, who gave our favourite Disney princesses a haute couture makeover.

And now Tumblr blogger punziella has used her animation skills to transform Frozen princesses Anna and Elsa of Arendelle into seriously chic fashion icons.

Elsa’s blush pink hues and Anna’s pink metallic pleated skirt are so spring/summer 14!

And it gets better! Elsa’s Burberry-esque lilac shorts and sheer blouse combo is just bang on trend!

Forget bagging a handsome prince, those princesses have some serious style strutting to do!

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As we already know, Oprah is a very giving person and has made people cry with joy for many, many years with the lure of free stuff.

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But this takes the biscuit.

One Twitter follower took the initiative and wrote to Oprah: “@oprah you look beautiful in that essence cover pic. WOW CAN I please have that dress? Cuz I know you won’t wear again lol love you”.

And the talk-show queen actually replied, saying YES!

Oprah wrote: “you’re right I won’t wear ever again contact my asst. and show her this tweet.”

The couture dress, pictured below in Essence magazine, arrived at her fan’s house a week later and she is now planning on wearing it to her wedding.

Lucky gal!

Hey Oprah, nice house … can we have it?

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