Louis Vuitton Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over Scarf | 22 Words

Louis Vuitton is facing accusations of cultural appropriation over the sale of a $705 scarf...

Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house and luxury goods company.

Founded in 1854, the brand is by none other than the man, Louis Vuitton, himself.

The brand is known for its unbelievably stylish collections...

And it is also known for its jaw-droppingly steep prices.

$4,000 for a jacket?


It's a no from us!

Over the years, the brand has released some wild designs for even wilder prices.

Earlier this year, a Louis Vuitton bag that's shaped like a plane was the subject of ridicule on social media.

But this week, the designer brand is the talk online for an entirely different reason...

People have taken to the internet slamming the brand and accusing it of cultural appropriation...

Louis Vuitton is facing accusations of cultural appropriation over the sale of a $705 scarf inspired by the Palestinian keffiyeh.

With many people accusing Louis Vuitton of failing to acknowledge the importance of the scarf as a symbol of Palestine while also questioning if they had purposely chosen the colours of Israel's flag.

Although now removed from their website, as per the Independent, the Monogram Keffiyeh Stole was described as being "inspired by the classic Keffiyeh and enriched with House signatures."

"A jacquard weave technique is used to create the intricate Monogram patterns on its base of blended cotton, wool and silk. Soft and lightweight with fringed edges, this timeless accessory creates an easygoing mood," the description also read.

One Instagram account, Diet Prada, shared a series of photographs comparing the scarf to the traditional keffiyeh, while writing:

"So LVMH's stance on politics is 'neutral,' but they're still making a $705 logo-emblasoned keffiyeh, which is a traditional Arab headdress that's become a symbol of Palestinian nationalism. Hmmmm…"

The caption is believed to refer to a statement sent to Diet Prada on May 21 in which a source associated with LVMH said their "stance on politics is neutral," the Insider reports.

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