Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2017 Campaign Casts All Black Models
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/3/2017, 9:40 a.m.
Source: Huffington Post
While the term "diversity" is definitely a hot topic in the fashion world right now, not every brand necessarily understands the concept in full. Gucci shared a series of audition videos via Instagram for their pre-fall 2017 campaign. All of the models showcased were black, which, at first, was thrilling to see as the high-end retailer seems to mostly work with white talent. But after watching the tapes, something felt a bit off-putting. Now, of course, Gucci's creative direction for the full campaign is still up for debate and discussion. And while using models of colour is definitely a good thing to keep the fashion industry progressive, it can only work when executives are being mindful of potential racist undertones.