Gucci withdraws $890 jumper after blackface backlash

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Italian fashion house lambasted over ‘balaclava’ polo neck with large red lips

Gucci has withdrawn a polo neck jumper from its shops after social media users said it resembled blackface.

The $890 (£689) “balaclava” knit, part of the autumn/winter 2018 collection, covers the bottom half of the face and has a cutout mouth with large red lips.

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