Ralph Lauren's Native American Ads Reveal Sad Truth About The Fashion World

January 13, 2015 4:25 PM

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Ralph Lauren's Native American Ads Reveal Sad Truth About The Fashion World

The clothing company Ralph Lauren released an online advertisement for its RRL line last month that drew scathing criticism from Native Americans.

The ad's imagery harked back to the Old West, with henley jerseys and rustic jeans displayed in faded sepia tones. And while one page touted bandanas and “Western-style” shirts, the opposite page showed a Native American sporting a feathered headdress, holding a rifle across his lap.

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