I just read this morning, via New York Magazine’s Cut Blog, that MAC has decided not to ship the RODARTE line inspired by Juarez, Mexico.
As I mentioned before, there was a lot of backlash on the internet due to the controversial nature of the Mulleavy sisters’ source of inspiration. Read my previous post on MAC x RODARTE if you’d like to learn a little more about that. Now, MAC has released a statement that they will not release the collection, out of respect for the citizens of Juarez, and really, out of respect for all people. They will still, however, donate all projected global proceeds to groups that work to protect the women of Juarez.
Though it’s unfortunate that this whole debacle occurred, I’m glad that something good is coming out of this. (Also, I’ve held back from saying this because I didn’t want to take away from this discussion, but the collection was pretty ugly/unwearable.) Anyway, from the statement MAC released, it seems that they are still researching the groups that exist, so they know where to send their donations.
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