“By copying these designs you are committing plagiarism, which is illegal and immoral,” the wife of Mexico’s president has told fashion house Ralph Lauren.
Ralph Lauren ‘plagiarised Mexican designs’
The wife of Mexico’s president has accused luxury American clothes brand Ralph Lauren of plagiarising Indigenous designs, which she described as an appropriation of the work of the country’s pre-Hispanic cultures.
“Hey Ralph (Lauren): we already realised that you really like Mexican designs,” writer and researcher Beatriz Gutierrez said in an Instagram post on Thursday.
“However, by copying these designs you are committing plagiarism, which is illegal and immoral.”
The post shows a photo of a coat with colourful Indigenous motifs hanging in a store. The label reads Ralph Lauren.