By Kori Hale
Italian fashion house Prada is pulling out all the stops with a new diversity council to pre-empt any blackface backlash. They’ve brought in sculptor Theaster Gates and filmmaker Ava DuVernay, both are tasked to “elevate voices of color” and advise the company as it invests in diverse talent development,” according to Prada. With hip-hop’s influence on the luxury fashion sector, can Prada’s diversity council help to close the massive gap between a post-racial fashion industry and today’s reality?
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It has been said by many people the fashion industry has failed the black community all while appropriating its culture. Case in point, Prada had come under fire for products and marketing seen as racially insensitive. Last December the company displayed a monkey figurine that resembled blackface. Through this new diversity council Prada wants to address these issues and Click here to read entire article