US fashion college apologizes for ‘Racist act’


In a fashion event held on 7th february in Manhattan, models were asked to wear accessories, which was labelled as a ‘racist’ act by Ms Lefevre, an African-American model who participated.

The accessories included prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion designing students.

The college hit the headlines of newspaper earlier this month when she revealed how she was made to wear it despite complaining.

When she opposed to wearing it, staff members said  “it was fine to feel uncomfortable for only 45 seconds”

The accessories were criticizes by people on social media later.

Now, the president Joyce F Brown has expressed apologies “it does not appear that the original intent of the designer, the use of accessories or the creative direction of the show was to make a statement about race.

“However, it is now glaringly obvious that has been the outcome. For that, we apologise – to those who participated in the show, to students, and to anybody who has been offended by what they saw.”

Jonathan Kyle Farmer, chairperson of the modern fine arts fashion design course who ran the show, has apologised directly to the model.

“I deeply apologise for any harm and pain I’ve caused to those involved with the show,” he wrote in an instagIns post “including Amy Lefevre.

“I take full responsibility and am committed to learning from this situation and taking steps to do better.”

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