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A model walks the runway at the Gucci Cruise show in Rome on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)
A model walks the runway at the Gucci Cruise show in Rome on May 28, 2019. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Gucci)

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Gucci debuts uterus dress on the runway, in support of women’s reproductive rights

By WITW Staff on June 4, 2019

Gucci made a splashy statement in support of women’s right to choose during its latest runway show in Rome, featuring a variety of styles with feminist slogans and imagery — including a chiffon dress decorated with a flowering uterus.

Other designs in the fashion house’s 2020 Cruise collection included blazers and coats emblazoned with the phrase, “My body, My Choice.”

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele said he was inspired by the seventies culture that spurred the movement for reproductive rights, according to USA Today.

“It was a historical moment when women — finally — rejected all the constraints that were imposed in the previous centuries and they became free,” he told Women’s Wear Daily.

Gucci’s latest collection comes a year after it donated $500,000 to March for Our Lives, according to USA Today, and months after it drew criticism for a sweater that portrays blackface. Recently, Gucci was accused of cultural appropriation after selling a $790 turban.

The latest fashion statement comes at a time when women’s reproductive rights are increasingly under threat in the U.S., with a number of states attempting to pass state legislation that would ban abortion.

The fashion show took place at the Capitolini Museums in Rome, according to USA Today, not far from the Vatican.

Read the full story at USA Today.

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