A group of Italian fashion insiders took blackface to a whole new level over the weekend when they showed up to a "Disco Africa" themed party.
Designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua and some friends went as far as wearing minstrel makeup, which was used as far back at the 1800s to depict a stereotyped, caricatured version of Africans for entertainment.
Other costumes were equally offensive with some guests darkening their skin and wearing slave chains.
How could a group of "fashion insiders" get it so wrong?
See some of the costumes (below).
[Image via Zhanna Romashka.]