- Fendi was selling a $US990 ($AU1,390) pink fur scarf on their website.
- Twitter users compared it to a vulva.
- While many mocked the scarf, others said they would try wearing it.
- The accessory has since been removed from Fendi’s website, likely as a result of the online reaction.
- The scarf is still available to purchase in blue and red.
The weather is getting colder and fall accessories are coming back into fashion. But instead of sticking to tried-and-true staples, luxury designers have created some alternative options.
Fendi, for example, has designed a $US990 pink circle scarf printed with the brand’s signature logo and lined with brown fur.
The “Touch of Fur” stole is available in blue and red, but online shoppers have stayed fixated on the pink version that’s no longer available on the website.
On Fendi’s website, the scarf was described as a “shawl made in a soft blend of silk and wool in tones of pink.” Twitter users, however, mocked the design and said it resembles a vulva.
— Amy Lee-Hopkins (@amyleehopkins) October 15, 2018
Everyone please stop sharing the vulva scarf in my FB & Twitter feeds, thank you
— A Lifetime Christmas Movie Bitch ???? (@WindingDot) October 15, 2018
It get really real when you flip it over ???? pic.twitter.com/eqfNVeoru0
— The Socially Distant Architect (@ginandtectonica) October 13, 2018
Fendi deadass made a $990 sweater scarf that looks like a vagina
— the who where the what at (@harv_ingram) October 16, 2018
Others said they like the scarf and would even wear it if given the chance.
i think id look good in a fendi vulva scarf tbh
— Kompromatt (@MinistryofGulag) October 15, 2018
The color isn’t flattering on me, but, otherwise, I’m here for a scarf that recalls my emergence from my mother’s body.
— Leah McElrath ????️???? (@leahmcelrath) October 15, 2018
I stan a Fendi vulva scarf https://t.co/pF29KWqzTc
— Emma Hope Allwood / EHA (@emmahopeall) October 16, 2018
Some Twitter users didn’t mind the appearance of Fendi’s scarf, but took issue with the brand’s use of real fur.
So? There are phallic symbols all over the place, so I’d say we’re overdue for a vulva scarf. I don’t care that it looks like a vulva, but I do care that it has real fox fur on it. Killing a fox for a scarf is wrong.
— Linda Goodliffe (@lindagoodliffe) October 15, 2018
The first headline I read "#Fendi scarf looks like a vulva" – but honestly, all I wanna know is why real fox fur was used? ????????????
— – Gabriella Bonini (@GabyBonini) October 15, 2018
After incessant mocking from internet users, the scarf has been removed from Fendi’s website and seems to have disappeared from the sites of other major retailers who carry the brand.
The scarf is still available in red and blue, however, and can be purchased here.
Representatives for Fendi did not immediately reply to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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