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From Not Just a Label: The Contentious Topic of Cultural Appropriation

Here’s a reoccurring topic pop culture and fashion: cultural appropriation. From Miley Cyrus to Rick Owen’s show last season it seems that fashion and celebrities are always teetering the edge of going a bit too far. When is it appropriate to don another culture’s garb, costumes, traditions, and when it it not? Is it admiration? What about when money comes into play? Why is it beautiful when Ralph Lauren’s runways are filled with American Indian inspired buckskin fringe and turquoise and tasteless when Karlie Kloss struts down the Victoria Secret runway in a feathered headdress? Recently Not Just a Label tackled this tricky subject and I wanted to share it with you.