Trendy or Racist? Dolce & Gabbana Earrings for Milan Fashion Week

Dolce & Gabbana are known for their eye-catching threads and classic style, but their Spring 2013 collection is the ultimate head-turner. The Italian luxury line premiered their latest collection on Sunday at Milan’s Fashion Week. Models glided down the runway wearing burlap dresses with black faces accessorized with earrings designed as black women. Shockingly, the “harmless” designs were not worn by any black models.

“The head is inspired by traditional Moorish people, a term used to describe the Medieval Muslim inhabitants of Sicily—a place that consistently inspires Dolce & Gabbana designs and the native country of Domenico Dolce. Traditionally, the heads are then covered with an Italian tin glaze that gives a shiny finish and painted in vibrant colors to symbolize stories and legends from Sicilian towns,” posted the brand on

Regardless if the designers did not mean any harm and were simply inspired by the brown skin and culture, the idea of them profiting from this line raises question.

What do you think, Vixens?