Model Silently Protests Gucci's Straitjacket Gown at Milan Fashion Week

Ayesha Tan-Jones stood against the luxury fashion brand on the runway

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Gucci courted controversy at Milan Fashion Week, where its showcase of upcoming spring and summer fashions featured models walking down a moving runway wearing white utilitarian-inspired looks—including a gown reminiscent of a straitjacket.

This led model Ayesha Tan-Jones to stage a rare protest on the runway by holding up their palms, on which they’d written “Mental health is not fashion.” The model elaborated further in an Instagram post, writing about their own battle with mental illness, as well as their family and loved ones’ struggles with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.




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