The Victoria’s Secret extravaganza is the Super Bowl of the modeling industry, and the primary exposure mainstream society has to fashion shows, with millions of viewers tuning into the annual television special. But for an event that carries such significance, the VSFS has notoriously fallen short when it comes to cultural appropriation.
Who could forget in 2012 when Karlie Kloss donned a dramatic feathered headdress, fringed suede lingerie, and copious turquoise jewelry? The look sparked immediate outrage and was subsequently edited out from the television broadcast (the images were also deleted from Getty but fortunately live forever online). “We are sorry that the Native American headdress in our fashion show has upset individuals. The outfit will be removed from the broadcast,” wrote Victoria’s Secret reps. Kloss took to Twitter to make her own statement: “I am deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone. I support VS’s decision to remove the outfit from the broadcast.”
One would assume VS learned its lesson at the time, but the
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