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Azealia Banks Blasts Dolce & Gabbana’s ‘Racist’ Spring Line

Controversial runway show employed "Moorish" imagery

picture-18276-1372868632By: Chris Martins // October 23, 2012

SPIN’s most recent cover star Azealia Banks took aim at Dolce & Gabbana on Twitter yesterday, calling the fashion house’s recently unveiled Spring 2013 collection “racist” for employing “black mammie” imagery. Banks is no stranger to style or Twitter drama — she was embroiled in web beef with producer Munchi when her chic “Luxury” video dropped last month — and the latest D&G line has already had its fair share of critics.

In fact, the brand published an article about the controversial “Moorish” faces and burlap sack-style dresses on its Swide site in late September, explaining that it all relates to the Ninth Century Muslim conquest of Sicily, which influenced local aesthetic at the time. (Images from the runway can be seen via Dolce & Gabbana’s main site.) Regardless, they’re probably thankful that Banks misspelled their name.





In happier news, Banks took the time to shout-out SPIN Play cover star Shirley Manson: