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A must-read roundup of our most popular stories of the week. You’re welcome.Sure, we’re all glued to our phones/tablets/laptops/watches that barely tell time, but even the best of us miss out on some important #content from time to time. That’s why, in case you missed it, we’ve rounded up our most popular stories of the […]

Gucci’s Concrete Plan Towards More Diversity Involves Immediate Design Hires

The luxury house will put multiple, long-term initiatives into action, as well as create a new role — global director for diversity and inclusion — within its New York City headquarters.Gucci shop at Dover Street Market Los Angeles. Photo: Courtesy Eric StaudenmaierAfter holding Gucci accountable for its controversial “blackface sweater,” Dapper Dan met with Gucci’s corporate team […]

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri Cares About Diversity, but Does He Really Get It?

Bizzarri opened up about Gucci’s blackface controversy during a talk in New York this week, but wasn’t able to completely assuage concerns.Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele with brand CEO and President Marco Bizzarri. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesWhen Gucci President and CEO Marco Bizzarri first agreed to sit down with Tim Blanks for Parsons‘s annual Marvin […]

The Duchess of Cambridge Is Pretty in Pink Wearing Gucci

Kate Middleton chose the ideal Valentine’s Day-ready look.Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, in a Gucci gown. Photo: Chris Jackson/WPA Pool/Getty ImagesEver since announcing her engagement to Prince Harry, we’ve spent a lot of time covering the fashion worn by Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex — in fact, we dedicated a whole series to […]

Millennials Bought a Lot of Gucci in 2018

And with the house’s plans to push into cosmetics this year, they’ll probably buy a lot more.The Gucci Spring 2019 ad campaign. Photo: Glen Luchford, courtesy of GucciIt’s only Tuesday, but it’s already been a very long week for execs at Gucci. In the midst of dealing with a scandal with the potential to alienate […]

Alessandro Michele Breaks His Silence About Gucci’s Blackface Scandal

“The fact that, contrarily to my intentions, that turtle-neck jumper evoked a racist imagery causes me the greatest grief.”Alessandro Michele at the Gucci Cruise 2018 show. Photo: Pietro D’Aprano/Getty ImagesLast week, Gucci pulled an $890 black, high balaclava turtleneck — which featured cartoonish thick, red lips around the mouth cut-out — from its shelves after […]

Internal Memo from Gucci CEO Shows He’s Taking the Blackface Scandal Very, Very Seriously

“We made a mistake. A big one.”Marco Bizzarri and Dapper Dan at the 2018 Met Gala. Photo: Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesOn Sunday, just days after Gucci issued an official apology for its sweater that resembled blackface (and simultaneously pulled it from shelves), the Italian house’s preeminent creative collaborator Dapper Dan released a statement of his own. “I […]

Dapper Dan Is Holding Gucci Accountable for Controversial ‘Blackface Sweater’

“There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult.”Photo: Renell Medrano for GucciRenowned Harlem fashion designer and tailor Dapper Dan‘s relationship with Gucci through the years has been a rocky road. After gaining notoriety for knocking off the Italian house’s logo in his designs throughout the ’80s and ’90s, the tables turned in 2017, when […]

Tom Ford Takes Us Back to His ’90s Heyday for Fall 2019

The sexy, androgynous suiting that made him a star during his years at Gucci was a key focus, with modern touches (read: hoodies) thrown in for a new generation of customers.A look from the Tom Ford Fall 2019 collection. Photo: ImaxtreeWhen a designer has had a career as illustrious as that of Tom Ford, whose […]

Gucci Apologizes for Controversial ‘Blackface’ Sweater

And promises to increase internal diversity to prevent future missteps.The Gucci sweater under fire. Photo: Screengrab from TwitterIt’s hard to turn around these days without knocking into another blackface controversy in fashion. This week, the offender was the world’s current favorite luxury brand: Gucci.Following in the wake of Prada’s “monkey keychains” that called to mind […]