These Prada Boots Are Not For Black Ladies


To be fair, the Mary Jane boots by Prada also come in blue suede and python. Guess brown-skinned women who love this quirky trompe l’oeil look will have to buy those! Because the “flesh”-colored ones definitely don’t represent the fleshtones of black people. Not a big deal, really, but definitely interesting. Since the brand is notorious for not casting any black models. Not just one season. For years and years. More than a decade, actually. Not one black model on their runways for more than ten years.

So! Anyway, it’s not surprising that they didn’t consider making a dark version, just disappointing. On the bright side, now we won’t have to snicker at Michelle Obama, Oprah, Halle Berry, Tyra, Beyoncé or Rihanna for sporting these silly shoes.

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