Victoria's Secret: Sorry About the Headdress

Karlie Kloss' outfit offended many
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 13, 2012 9:32 AM CST
This Nov. 7, 2012 photo released by Starpix shows model Karlie Kloss wearing an Indian headdress during the rehearsal for The 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.   (Kristina Bumphrey)
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(Newser) – Victoria's Secret has apologized for putting a Native American-style headdress on a model for its annual fashion show, after the outfit was criticized as a display of ignorance toward tribal culture and history. The company responded to the complaints over the weekend by saying it was sorry to have upset anyone and that it wouldn't include the outfit in the show's television broadcast next month, or in any marketing materials.

Victoria's Secret model Karlie Kloss walked onto the runway last week wearing the floor-length feathered headdress, leopard-print underwear, and high heels. She also was adorned with fringes and turquoise jewelry during a segment meant to represent the 12 months of the year—fireworks in July, rain gear for April, and a headdress for November. Kloss herself posted on Twitter that she was "deeply sorry if what I wore during the VS Show offended anyone." Thousands of people have dropped their two cents on the outfit on the company's Facebook page.

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