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Marc Jacobs Used Rainbow Dreadlocks At Recent Show, And Social Media Is Freaking The F Out

by Derek de Koff September 16, 2016

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Two years ago, his models wore no makeup. Last winter, black lips and Goth lipliner raised eyebrows.

Related: Marc Jacobs’ Bad Week: Allegations Of Drug-Fueled Grindr Orgies And Professional Collapse

Each season, Marc Jacobs closes New York fashion week and always manages to cause a scene. But for his spring/summer 2017 show on Thursday, he caused a scandal by decking out his predominantly white models in rainbow-dyed dreadlocks.

Related: Marc Jacobs’ Ex Harry Louis To Sue Starbucks For Telling Him To “Become A Man”

Twitter went into overdrive, providing a nearly instantaneous backlash:

 

Marc Jacobs took to Instagram to comment on the controversy, and ill-advisedly used the “I don’t see color or race” line:

“TO ALL WHO CRY ‘CULTURAL APPROPRIATION’ OR WHATEVER NONSENSE ABOUT ANY RACE OR SKIN COLOR WEARING THEIR HAIR IN ANY PARTICULAR STYLE OR MANNER- FUNNY HOW YOU DON’T CRITICIZE WOMEN OF COLOR FOR STRAIGHTENING THEIR HAIR. I RESPECT AND AM INSPIRED BY PEOPLE AND HOW THEY LOOK. I DON’T SEE COLOR OR RACE- I SEE PEOPLE. I’M SORRY TO READ THAT SO MANY PEOPLE ARE SO NARROW MINDED… LOVE IS THE ANSWER. APPRECIATION OF ALL AND INSPIRATION FROM ANYWHERE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. THINK ABOUT IT”

The comment appeared on this post, but it looks like it’s now been deleted:

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Prior to the show, several people predicted this outcome: 




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