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Gucci slammed for sweater that appears to resemble blackface

A black balaclava sweater from Gucci’s 2018 “Fall Winter” collection has caused an uproar on social media — with some calling it “Haute Couture Blackface for millennials.” The $900 “knit top” features a large mouth cover with big red lips on it. “Inspired by vintage ski masks, multicolored knitted balaclavas walked the runway, adding a mysterious feel to this collection,” says an item description from last year. “The Fall Winter 2018 runway show space reflected the stark environment of an operating room, emulating the theme of the collection where reconstructing materials and fabrics created a new identity.” The sweater couldn’t be found on Gucci’s website Wednesday, but its information was still archived ...