Following a public outcry from Native Americans and non-Natives alike, Victoria’s Secret decided to pull Karlie Kloss’s overtly insensitive sexy Indian chief ensemble from the televised broadcast of its annual fashion show next month.
We, along with Kloss, fully support VS’s decision to do so–but we have noticed one tiny problem that we doubt even crafty editing can hide: The offending outfit was 1/12 of the show’s “Calendar Girls” segment, featuring twelve models each dressed to represent a month of the year. Kloss’s “Thanksgiving”-inspired feathers-and-fringe getup was the show’s ode to November.
But why, though? Couldn’t there have been a more creative, less racially-offensive way for the lingerie magnate to pay tribute to this, the eleventh month of the Gregorian calendar? So much happens in November! What with Veterans’ Day, Black Friday, Movember, and yes, Thanksgiving–surely there could’ve been something more appropriate. So now, without further ado, we present our suggestions for what could have been for our dear Karlie.