“The interplay between art and social responsibility has produced some of the best design the fashion industry has ever seen, but recently, this relationship has disintegrated into childish shock tactics.”
Kylie Jenner has come under fire for wearing a controversial “rope necklace” from Givenchy’s S/S 2022 collection. On Monday (January 23), the Kylie Cosmetics mogul shared a few snaps on Instagram of her latest outfit in Paris: an electric blue dress, sparkly pink boots, and a rope-shaped necklace. The reaction has been quick.
A social media user described the necklace as “ethically appalling,” noting that “considering how many […] people got hurt and how many people got one by force”, while another person tweeted: “Just leave [un] bad mouth taste…”
It is not the first time that the necklace has been the focus of a public protest. After it first appeared on the Givenchy runway in October 2019, Diet Prada, the fashion industry’s unofficial social media watchdog, highlighted parallels to the widely criticized Burberry hoodie. , and noted:
“You’d think the industry would have learned not to put rope-like things around a model’s neck after the whole @Burberry rope sweatshirt debacle in 2019… This @givenchyofficial necklace that just hit the runway was runs dangerously close to that very territory. It really makes you wonder how nobody noticed, but unfortunately… history repeats itself.”.
At that moment, Guardian reached out to Givenchy for comment. A spokesperson said: “The house does not have an official response on this.”