And the history repeats! After Burberry debacle, Givenchy faces heat for its noose-shaped necklace at the Paris Fashion Week


Fashion for one and fashion for all... this statement is as volatile and dangerous as a nuclear bomb. Sometimes innovation and experimentation can get you in the wrong kind of limelight, and Givenchy is a perfect example of that. On Sunday, the French fashion house debuted its Spring 2022 collection at Paris Fashion Week. While the designs were quite artistic featuring the designer’s monochrome aesthetic, it was the noose-shaped necklace that caused a disaster.  

The 13th model in line wearing a red knitted long sleeve dress teamed with suede pant boots accessorized her outfit with a silver necklace that had a rope with a loop in front, resembling a noose. Models 16 and 32 also had a similar necklace on.

(Image Courtesy-Official Website of Givenchy)

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(Image Courtesy-Official Website of Givenchy)

(Image Courtesy-Official Website of Givenchy)

Fashion police Diet Prada took it to their social media account and pointed out the detail. “You’d think the industry would’ve learned not to put things that resemble nooses around a model’s neck after the whole @Burberry noose hoodie debacle in 2019… but alas… history repeats itself,” it captioned the post. Read an excerpt from its post.  


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This comes two years after Burberry’s similar incident. Back in 2019, the fashion house faced heat for its controversial noose-shaped hoodie from the A/W 2019 runway collection and issued an apology for the same.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection. Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake,” read their statement. Following this incident, the luxury label implemented a ‘diversity and inclusion training for all its employees.

Givenchy is yet to give its statement on this controversial matter. Will better sense prevail?

(Source-Diet Prada, Hypebae)