Please please watch this video from Brooklyn-based actress and smartass Daniella Pineda, who ruthlessly savages fashion’s frequent, tone-deaf cultural appropriation in under two minutes. As the story goes, designer “DW Diaz” was watching Legends of the Fall and thought, ” ‘Oh my god, Native Americans are so cute.’ And then… a lightbulb went off! What if we could all be Native American? …For just a day?” This epiphany inspired a collection called Genocide Chic, featuring smallpox diamonds, 100% organic and biodegradable American buffalo blood and more.
It was hard to pick, but the best line may just be: “To me, genocide means out with the old, and in with the new.”