Shocking fashion lines guide! In September, model Tess Holliday called out online retailer Revolve after it advertised a sweatshirt with the words “Being fat is not beautiful it’s an excuse” printed on the front. The body-positive advocate shared a screenshot of the garment on Twitter, writing, “LOLLLLL @REVOLVE y’all are a mess.” Others online questioned how the shirt made it onto the website in the first place. According to Revolve, which released a statement to People following the controversy, the shirt was part of a collaboration with LPA that was meant to provide “commentary on the modern day ‘normality’ of cyberbullying and the shared desire to create a community for those most affected by the epidemic.”
Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fall/Winter 1993 Collection, “Chic Rabbis” was what Jean Paul Gaultier labeled his Fall/Winter 1993 show because it was inspired by a trip to NYC where he encountered a group of rabbis leaving the New York Public Library. The designer said he loved the elegance of their dress with their hats and huge coats flapping in the wind but the collection came under fire for being culturally insensitive with specific complaints from Hasidic groups concerning female models in the show wearing traditionally masculine hairstyles and clothes.
Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Violates Her Father’s Policies, Donald Trump’s ‘Made in America’ campaign promise seemed to only apply to people outside of his family. As many reporters, politicians and social media users pointed out, Ivanka Trump’s clothing line is still being made in other countries. Months after the election, it was revealed that three people investigating the Chinese factory that makes her shoes either went missing or were arrested by the Chinese government.
As we’ve mentioned, McQueen was pretty obviously one of the greatest provocateurs in the fashion industry, so it’s no surprise that another one of his shows makes this list. At his Fall/Winter 1995 show, the shocks began with the show’s title, and pretty much continued from there. McQueen’s models were sent out bruised and battered, wearing tattered clothes of tartan and lace. Evocative of the designer’s personal and design background in lower-class east London’s lacemaking and Punk history, the show also garnered criticism for what was perceived by some as the fetishization of violence against women. Ever resistant of literal interpretations, McQueen threw another punch back, claiming that the show was meant to represent the ethnic cleansing of the Scottish Highlands by British soldiers during the 18th and 19th centuries. The ensuing controversy upset the notoriously sensitive designer. Far from glamorizing violence and objectification of women, McQueen argued, his intention was to design clothes that empowered women. “That really p***ed me off, being called a misogynist,” he said.
Another distressing fashion line is Headhunters Line, a very bold fashion line that already generated a lot of controversy. Sex, guns, controversial message, this fashion clothing line has them all. See more details on Headhunters Collection.