Fashion and pop culture have long had a fascination with Native American garb (Ralph Lauren, among others, comes to mind). Some artists and designers have pulled it off successfully, but many of the recent attempts have been, well, controversial. Apologies are in season.
Last week, Victoria’s Secret had to issue an apology after sending 20-year-old Karlie Kloss down the runway in a floor-length headdress (and little else). (That particular “outfit” won’t be part of the CBS broadcast of the fashion show next month.)
Gwen Stefani and her band mates recently pulled a video that depicted a Wild West scene with Gwen wearing ... what else? A Native American headdress. The song was named, perhaps unfortunately, “Looking Hot.” (They apologized as well.)
Remember Lana Del Rey? For her recent video she donned … wait for it! … an Indian headdress.
And who can forget Urban Outfitters’ salute to native culture with items that included the “Navajo Print Fabric Wrapped Flask” and, our personal favorite, the “Navajo Hipster Panty.”