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Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga creative Director, won the Business of Fashion REVOKES award

Creative Director of Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia. He has not yet commented personally

The boycott of Balenciaga began Monday when the Business of Fashion withdrew an award given to the fashion house’s creative director, Demna Gvasalia, in protest of three child photo scandals.

BoF had awarded Demna the Global VOICES Award, an honor previously bestowed on the late designer Virgil Abloh.

VOICES is a three-day event starting tomorrow and featuring prominent members of the fashion industry.

Balenciaga and Demna, a 41-year-old Georgian native who previously designed for Vetements, were industry darlings and likely garnered praise at the event.

That was until the brand was heaped with criticism for using child models in an ad featuring bondage-style teddy bears surrounded by wine and champagne glasses.

They were then panned for including a SCOTUS ruling on child pornography and whether it is protected by freedom of speech in the background of one of the ad campaign’s images.

It was also revealed on Monday that a book honoring a Belgian artist known for depicting castrated toddlers was also in the background of other campaign images.

Balenciaga has taken inescapable blame for the campaign involving children, but tried to blame the SCOTUS ruling on a production company.

It claimed that the production company had control over the props used and assured them that all items in the photos were fakes.

In A Statement Monday Afternoon, Bof Said: “Earlier This Year, We Invited Balenciaga'S Creative Director Demna To Bof Voices To Receive Our Global Voices Award For 2022.

In a statement Monday afternoon, BoF said: “Earlier this year, we invited Balenciaga’s creative director Demna to BoF VOICES to receive our Global VOICES Award for 2022.

1 Founded By Central Saint Martins Students To Represent Talent In The Fashion Industry, Granary Condemned Balenciaga'S Backlash

1 Founded by Central Saint Martins students to represent talent in the fashion industry, Granary condemned Balenciaga’s backlash

The book about the artist, or his graphic images of children, has not yet been discussed.

In a statement Monday afternoon, BoF said: “Earlier this year, we invited Balenciaga’s creative director Demna to BoF VOICES to receive our Global VOICES Award for 2022.

‘At BoF, the safety of children is of paramount importance to us.

And like many, we are looking for the truth about how children appeared with BDSM-inspired products in Balenciaga’s recent campaign images, which are completely at odds with our values.

‘As a result, we will not present Demna with the Global VOICES Award this year. Nevertheless, we have asked Balenciaga’s leadership to come to VOICES to take responsibility for releasing this footage and provide explanations.

Balenciaga Pulled Back This Holiday Campaign Featuring Bdsm Bears, Wine And Champagne Glasses, After Widespread Backlash

Balenciaga pulled back this holiday campaign featuring BDSM bears, wine and champagne glasses, after widespread backlash

This Is July'S Ad Campaign Featuring The Print Of The Scotus Child Pornography Ruling

One Of The Ad'S Photos Included An Excerpt From The U.s. Supreme Court'S Opinion In The United States V. Williams Case Upholding Part Of A Federal Child Pornography Law, Which Twitter'S Own Fact-Checkers Confirmed

This is July’s ad campaign featuring the print of the SCOTUS child pornography ruling

In This Image From Balenciaga'S Scrapped Spring '23 Campaign, Isabelle Huppert Sits In Front Of A Stack Of Books, Including One Celebrating Michael Borremans, A Belgian Painter Whose Work Is Known For Depicting Castrated Toddlers

In this image from Balenciaga’s scrapped Spring ’23 campaign, Isabelle Huppert sits in front of a stack of books, including one celebrating Michael Borremans, a Belgian painter whose work is known for depicting castrated toddlers

The Artist Michael Borremans, Showing His Work In January 2020 In Prague

The Artist Michael Borremans, Showing His Work In January 2020 In Prague

The artist Michael Borremans, showing his work in January 2020 in Prague. Right, one of the books with his works

Other Work By Borremans Includes His 2017 Series Fire From The Sun, In Which Castrated Toddlers And Babies Hold Things That Resemble Severed Limbs As They Play Naked Together In A Large Group.

Other work by Borremans includes his 2017 series Fire From The Sun, in which castrated toddlers and babies hold things that resemble severed limbs as they play naked together in a large group.

“They have declined our invitation to speak at this time. BoF remains open to this important conversation.”

Others in the fashion industry have also followed suit.

Founded by Central Saint Martins students to represent talent in the fashion industry, Granary condemned Balenciaga’s response.

“Accountability only when successful – that seems to be Balenciaga’s mantra this week.

They want us to believe that Demna is the all-seeing divine genius who personally makes every creative decision in-house… but when a campaign is rightfully canceled, those remote workers suddenly find themselves to blame.

‘True leaders take responsibility. For their team’s mistakes and their own,” they said.

This Is The Book That Is Believed To Be Seen In The Office Photoshoot.  It Shows A Woman On The Cover With Her Face Covered In Black

Kim Kardashian'S Balenciaga Met Gala Look In 2021 Where She Famously Covered Her Face In A Black Cloth

This is the book that is believed to be seen in the office photoshoot. It shows a woman on the cover with her face covered in black. Pictured right, Kim Kardashian’s Balenciaga Met Gala look in 2021, where she famously covered her face with a black cloth

Balenciaga'S Latest Statement Acknowledges The Teddy Bear Scandal, For Which It Takes Responsibility, And The Scotus Child Porn Ruling Included In Another Photo, But It Makes No Mention Of The Borremans Book

Balenciaga’s latest statement acknowledges the teddy bear scandal, for which it takes responsibility, and the SCOTUS child porn ruling included in another photo, but it makes no mention of the Borremans book

In a statement on Monday, the brand again apologized for the bear campaign and took full responsibility.

“We would like to address the controversies surrounding our recent advertising campaigns. We strongly condemn child abuse; we never intended to include it in our story.

“The two separate ad campaigns in question reflect a series of grave errors for which Balenciaga takes responsibility.

“The first campaign, the gift collection campaign, featured kids with plush bear bags dressed in what some labeled as BDMS-inspired outfits. Our plush bear bags and the gift collection should not have been placed with children.

“This was a wrong choice by Balenciaga, coupled with our failure to review and validate images. The responsibility for this rests solely with Balenciaga,” it says.

But the fashion house claims that another controversial prop that ended up on set – a printout of a SCOTUS child porn ruling – was the fault of design production company North Six.

The second, separate Spring 2023 campaign, which was intended to mimic a corporate office environment, featured a photo with a page in the background of a Supreme Court ruling upholding the promotion of child pornography as illegal and not is protected by freedom of expression. .

“All items used in these shootings were provided by third parties who have confirmed in writing that these props were false office documents.

It turned out to be real legal papers that most likely came from the filming of a television drama.

“The inclusion of these unapproved documents was the result of reckless negligence for which Balenciaga has filed a complaint.

“We take full responsibility for our lack of background oversight and control of the documents and we could have done things differently.”

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