Let’s discuss about controversial fashion lines! Ahead of the 2018 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show air date, brand exec Ed Razek spoke to Vogue magazine about the annual spectacle and received plenty of criticism in return. Not only did he shade competing intimates brand ThirdLove ? which prompted founder Heidi Zak to take out a full-page, open-letter ad in The New York Times (above) ? he also implied that no one wanted to see a plus-size fashion show and didn’t think transgender models should be included on the runway because it “is a fantasy. It’s a 42-minute entertainment special.” (He later apologized for the remark.) Needless to say, plenty of folks on Twitter, including trans model Carmen Carrera, criticized both Razek and VS after the interview was published.
Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2000 Collection, “Eye”, Alexander McQueen presented his Spring/Summer 2000 collection in New York on the night of Hurricane Floyd. The show, entitled Eye, dealt with the theme of Western fears of Islam and many of the clothes in the show directly referenced traditional Islamic dress. The show was particularly controversial because it featured sexualized versions of the niqaab and featured models in burqas flying over a bed of nails that had risen from the floor during the finale.
Melania Trump Wears Heels to Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Area, After a deadly and devastating hurricane took place in Houston, the president and the First Lady boarded Air Force One to visit disaster relief areas. Melania was photographed heading to Texas in a pair of tall stiletto heels. It was a move that many social media users found insensitive, as the areas she was scheduled to visit were devastated by flooding. Later, her team said that she brought shoes to change into.
The front row is the ultimate clique. So imagine the screams when live rats were released on the runway at Ksubi’s shocking Spring/Summer 2002 show. The no-Fs-given crew of skaters, surfers, and street artist brand released a whopping 170 rats onto the runway, where according to reports, one rat died on the runway. The infamous brand debut at Australian Fashion Week featured dreadlocks, stonewash denim, a giant lampshade hat, and a rat-like headpiece. Critics and animal rights activists denounced the stunt, but there’s no doubt that it put Ksubi on the global fashion map. Founder of Mercedes Benz Australia Fashion Week, Simon P Lock recounts the riot: “There was certainly a mood of expectation when the lights went down in the Blue Room. Like a scene from the Pied Piper, a wave of them in all shapes, colors, and teeth-length charged down the 30-meter-long catwalk.
Another shocking clothing line is Headhunters Line, a very bold fashion line that already generated a lot of controversy. Sex, guns, scandalous message, this fashion clothing line has them all. See more details at The most dangerous clothing line.