A public outcry led by Actor and model Avan Jogia is highly critical luxury brand Gucci’s placement a turban on a white male model in its most recent unveiling during Milan Fashion Week. Most the noise coming from twitter users looking to protect sacred symbols.
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Avan who has walked for other luxury brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, is stupefied by Gucci’s to go with a white model when plenty POC options remained on the table. The garment, less colloquially known as the Dastar, is an article religious faith, it’s aesthetic merit a secondary thought in the lives many practicing Sikhs.
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Gucci has yet to file an ficial response but they would be hard pressed to find a respectable claim to back their decision. Gucci’s presentation male and female oddities carrying mannequin heads is also not winning a lot plaudits either. We’ll call this one art imitates life: the untouchables.