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The fashion world (and all of Harlem) is up in arms over a design that Gucci recently released in their 2018 Cruise collection that looks very similar to a design created by Harlem-native designer, Dapper Dan, a few decades ago.

Of course, the internet addressed the issue head-on with jokes:


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Someone on Gucci’s social media team must have noticed the online commotion because this was later posted:

Here is the problem: This happens WAYYY too often. Our ideas, our style, our culture get stolen and mass produced, leaving us without a check and the proper recognition (just like the above “iffy” statement). In other words, do better.

In a previous collection, Gucci was praised for featuring an all-Black cast in their advertising campaign.

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