Following backlash over the Native American feathered headdress which appeared on the runway at Chanel's Dallas-inspired Pre-Fall show, the label has issued an apology in a comment to Elle:
"The Chanel-Dallas Metiers d'Art 2013/2014 collection is a celebration of the beauty of Texas. Native Americans are an integral part of Texas's rich history and culture and the feather headdress, a symbol of strength and bravery, is one of the most visually stunning examples of the creativity and craftsmanship they possessed. We deeply apologize if it has been misinterpreted or if it is seen as offensive as it was really meant as a tribute to the beauty of craftmanship."
In the forums, the apology didn't go over well:
PixieDust1603: "Well, Chanel have apologised in the most passive-aggressive way possible."
Masquerade: "That 'apology' is no better than the act itself. 'Sorry you were too dumb to get our wonderful point.' Sigh, it's them who don't get the point."
And koibito summed it up: "Sorry we're not sorry."
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