Dior stokes outrage with new ad for its Sauvage fragrance FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Dior has produced a fragrance called Sauvage since the mid-1960s and used Johnny Depp in recent years to promote it. But a new advertising campaign that paired them with Native American imagery deepened wounds among a population whose ancestors were called savages and systematically killed.
The French luxury goods company posted a trailer Friday with a Lakota dancer in colorful clothing that it said embodied modern Native American culture and promised more details on the fragrance Monday. The videos were removed from Dior’s Instagram and Twitter accounts hours later, although they still appeared on some unrelated accounts devoted to Depp.
The trailer and videos continued to generate heavy criticism. Sauvage in French has a variety of meanings, including wild, unspoiled and savage.
“That takes it to a whole other level of ignorance and racism,” said Dallas Goldtooth of the Lower Sioux Indian Community in Minnesota. “You should be well aware of the implications of that word.” 2 dozen injured in barricade collapse at Seattle music fest SEATTLE | Officials say more than two dozen people were injured when a stage barricade collapsed during a performance at a Seattle music festival, although no one was seriously hurt.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman David Cuerpo told news outlets that around 25 people were evaluated for injuries after the 4-foot-high steel barricade collapsed Saturday night at the Seattle Center, which is playing host to this weekend’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival. Electronic music artist Jai Wolf was performing at the time.
Ellie Goulding weds art dealer boyfriend in lavish ceremony
YORK, England | British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has married art dealer Caspar Jopling in a lavish ceremony with pals Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and Sienna Miller in attendance.
The two tied the knot Saturday in Yorkshire, England, at the gothic York Minster Cathedral.
Partnership brings more art to Metropolitan Airport in Detroit ROMULUS, Mich. | A recently announced partnership is bringing more art to Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
The Detroit Institute of Arts and the Wayne County Airport Authority say the museum’s “Inside/Out” program now is in place at the North Terminal at the airport in Romulus.
Twenty-four reproductions from the museum’s collection were put on display starting in August throughout the terminal.
Since 2009, the museum has partnered with communities around the state to display artwork reproductions outdoors. Organizers say the airport marks the first indoor installation for the “Inside/Out” project. It’s located in Ground Transportation and between Gates D7 and D26.