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Racismo en la Semana de la Moda de Nueva York: piden disculpas a la modelo ofendida

21/02/2020 - 9:50

El Instituto Tecnológico de la Moda pidió disculpas este martes por hacer desfilar a las modelos con complementos racistas que consistían en unas orejas negras y unos labios gigantes en la Semana de la Moda de Nueva York. Amy Lefevre, una modelo afroamericana, se negó a desfilar con dichos complementos mientras que el resto de maniquís sí los llevaron puestos durante su paseo por la pasarela.

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Desde el Instituto Tecnológico de la Moda han mandado un comunicado disculpándose y asegurando que están investigando lo sucedido: "A pesar de que no había intención de discriminación de ningún tipo, es evidentemente obvio cuál ha sido el resultado. Por ello pedimos disculpas a los participantes, estudiantes y cualquiera que se sienta ofendido por lo que vio (...) Estamos activamente investigando como algo así ha podido ocurrir", han explicado.

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It shouldn't be down to the models to have to refuse wearing blatantly racist accessories on the runway, especially not in a show thrown by an institution like @fitnyc. In an alumni show celebrating their 75th anniversary, MFA graduate Junkai Huang showed a collection that was meant to highlight the "ugly features of the body". The choice of exaggerated bright red fake lips and "monkey ears", as well as the school's response, are leaving us shaking our heads. ????????? Nearing a breakdown, African-American model Amy Lefevre (@lefevrediary ) spoke up about the accessories, but was told by staff it was "ok to be uncomfortable for only 45 seconds". It's one thing when it's a pair of tricky heels, but quite another when you're made up to look like racist caricatures from the not-so-distant past. Multiple complaints had been made in the days leading up to the show as well, with several people objecting. One anonymous student who was witness backstage, said the show's producer @richardthornn told the group to "back down and get away" when they brought up the issue again. The accessories didn't end up making it onto Lefevre, but that didn't stop them from going down the runway on other models. ????????? In a statement to the NY Post, FIT president Dr. Joyce F. Brown emphasized allowing the students the "freedom to craft their own personal and unique artistic perspectives as designers, to be even what some would consider to be provocative", but said they would investigate further. ????????? In a time when luxury brands are taking swift action by pulling offensive products and implementing diversity councils in response to similar scandals, it's a shame to see a learning institution dragging their feet. Shouldn't they be the ones broadening insights for the ones who will lead fashion in the future and not reinforcing the same aspects that have made the industry notoriously problematic? ????????? • #fit #fitnyc #suny #cuny #fashionschool #college #mfa #mastersdegree #alumni #fitalumni #fashiondesigner #design #designer #runway #model #blackface #racism #monkey #grotesque #sexdoll #bodyimage #lumpsandbumps #wiwt #ootd #runwaymodel #nyfw #fashionweek #dietprada

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Lefevre fue la única modelo que se negó a desfilar con estos complementos: "Me quedé allí, a punto de desmoronarme, y le dije a los organizadores que me sentía increíblemente incómoda al llevar estas piezas que claramente eran racistas", dijo la joven, que se ha mostrado muy agradecida en Instagram por todas las muestras de apoyo recibidas.







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