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Allesandro Dell’Acqua & More Wear Blackface To African Party *Update* Another Party
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Last night, for a Halloween party with a ‘Disco Africa’ theme, several Italian fashion insiders, including designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua, came in blackface. Here he is, posing below with Stefano Gabbana (of Dolce & Gabbana) and Juan Fran Sierra.



The fête was documented by Russian photographer Zhanna Romashka, who put a slew of party pictures on her blog OnlyStylishPeople.it.
See a few more ‘artistic’ interpretations of Africa below:



Blackface is antiquated, has been deemed controversial across the board, and is racially insensitive. It is steeped in a negative history, pointing back to a time in American history when blacks were considered 3/5th of a human being–unfit to represent themselves, so white actors took the lead (at first), painting their skin brown and propagating some of the most pernicious and dehumanizing stereotypes of black people at the time (minstrel shows characterized blacks as lazy, superstitious, and buffoonish).

Do fashionable Italians live in a bubble? It would seem so. The uproar over Blackface in fashion has been constant and consistent ever since Carine Roitfeld painted Lara Stone brown for Paris Vogue. The enduring message: this is not ok!



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SMDH. So many tacky and ignorant people out there. Dell'Acqua should really be ashamed.

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Gross. Now I understand so well when many black models say Milan is the most racist in terms of fashion week, with things like this.

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i usually think that people over react with the usual bronzed eds but this is a clear indication of blackface and the fact that a mainstream designer finds it fit to do is worrying

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wow just noticed that the last guy is supposed to be a slave...SMDH

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A Blackface costume? Are you f*cking kidding me?

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wow just noticed that the last guy is supposed to be a slave...SMDH
I hadn't even noticed that! Urgh...

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This is truly disgusting, you have an industry that is supposedly so accepting, especially when it comes to sexuality, but here you have powerful people in the fashion industry participating in blackface. In 2013 of all years. This was supposed to be the year of diversity, of celebrating ethnicities and trying to prove to the world that the fashion industry is not as horrible and stuck-in-the-past as it is made out to be. Everyone who participated in this should be ashamed, nothing about this is art or comedy, and no justifications can be made to prove these people are just having a good time. I will have none of it, and no one else in this community, or in the world for that matter, should either.


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I'm waiting for the voice of discordance to chime in and say something to the effect that it's an African-themed party (ignoring the whole why is it an African themed party to begin with) so it makes it OK

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OMG I saw this all over Instagram and wanted to call out Allesandro and Stefano being involved doesn't surprise me since he did those black women earrings that caused an uproar like 2 seasons ago. This is disgusting. I find it interesting that black models have such a hard time breaking into the Milan shows. I remember reading somewhere how Italians don't really see black women and therefore don't really think about it when it comes to casting. With that in mind, this just seems interesting and absolutely disgusting. For any italians on here, is there a certain perception about black people? It's just interesting seeing this coming from some of the top italian designers who don't really cast black women and then doing this insensitive bullsh**.

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Jeez! I thought we'd left minstrelsy behind at least 100 years ago!

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Fashion people are racist and/or ignorant? How shocking!

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He was not the only one...

more slaves...

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What a bunch of f**king idiots. Not funny, not cute, not appropriate, only ignorant and bigoted.

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