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Image copyright Getty Images A New York City-based fashion college has apologised after a catwalk show was labelled racist.Models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan.The accessories were heavily criticised online after an African-American model said she would not…

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A New York City-based fashion college has apologised after a catwalk show was labelled racist.Models were asked to wear prosthetic ears, lips and bushy eyebrows for a collection run by fashion design students at the event in Manhattan.The accessories were heavily criticised online after an African-American model said she would not wear the “clearly racist” items.The Fashion Institute of Technology said the matter was being investigated.”Currently,” its president Joyce F Brown said in a statement, “it does not appear that the original intent of the design, the use of accessories or the creative direction of the show was to make a statement about race.”However, it is now glaringly obvious that has been the outcome. F
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