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Where Does Oprah Buy Her Clothes

  • Liz's stated "reason" for not wanting to design for blacks is given as either that she doesn't need (or want) their money, or that they make her clothes look awful.

Origins: In an October 1992 Esquire interview, film director Spike Lee encouraged blacks to boycott the Liz Claiborne company:

where does oprah buy her clothes

Good for Oprah!!!! I'm sure many of you watched the recent taping of The Oprah Winfrey Show, where her guest was Tommy Hilfiger. On the show, she asked him if the statements about race he was accused of saying were true. Statements like"...if I'd known African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish and Asians would buy my clothes, I would not have made them so nice. I wish these people would *NOT* buy my clothes, as they are made for upper class white people."

His answer to Oprah was a simple "YES". Where after she immediately asked him to leave her show. My suggestion? Don't buy your next shirt or Perfume from Tommy Hilfiger. Let's give him what he asked for. Let's not buy His clothes, let's put him in a financial state where he himself will NOT be able to afford the ridiculous prices he puts on his clothes.

Hilfiger's being cast as a racist villain is especially unfortunate because his history as a designer shows him to be anything but. Adding color and movement to everyday clothes, his designs shot into popularity fueled by enthusiastic support from the black community which adopted his fashion statements as its own. When Snoop Doggy Dogg wore a red, white, and blue Hilfiger rugby shirt on Saturday Night Live in March 1994, the word went out: Tommygear was cool. That was the same year the National Conference of Christians and Jews bestowed its National Humanitarian Award on the young designer. In 1995 Hilfiger was named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and from there he's gone nowhere but up.

Where does it all end? In a culture where even preschool girls are known to peer at themselves in the mirror and complain "I'm fat," and in a decade when nutrition experts warn against yo-yo weight losses and gains, the need for new, more tolerant attitudes is clear. 041b061a72

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