Here we go again…
Less than a month after Victoria’s Secret apologized for sending Karlie Kloss down the runway at their annual fashion show in a skimpy Native American-inspired costume, pledging to remove the look from television coverage “out of respect,” another fashionable face donned a headdress and fringe for a public event. Charlotte Casiraghi, the daughter of Princess Caroline of Hanover, granddaughter to the late Princess Grace Kelly, fourth in line to the Monaco throne, and face of Gucci, dressed up in the “Indian” costume for the Style and Competition event at the Gucci Masters horse show, opposite equestrian Edwina Tops-Alexander‘s “cowboy”.
Several people have already taken to Twitter and Tumblr to voice offense over the getup, directing attention yet again to the issue of people in positions of privilege (like, say, royalty) appropriating the attire of persecuted cultures or races.
Other riders dressed up as roman warriors, donkeys, angels, and Flintstones — you know, costumes — while Casiraghi opted for an outfit that has been publicly denounced as racist time and time again. As the royal is the face of an international luxury brand (however reluctantly), one would think there would be more oversight on Gucci’s part.
Check out the inappropriate outfit below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.