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Late in the day London time on Saturday, Selfridges published a cryptic tweet, simply saying "We apologise for any offence caused. It was not intentional and the dress has been removed."
What's all this about, anyway? Well, it concludes the mini-saga of the Manchester, UK window display where Selfridges displayed an Alexander McQueen dress essentially hanged on a gallows. It was a tasteless move, considering how the memory of McQueen's own suicide by hanging is still fresh in mind, and bloggers protested.
Now that Selfridges has apologized, will they be forgiven? The whole drama hearkens back to the case of Barneys New York and their bloodied dress displays, seen here. Like Selfridges, Barneys apologized and removed the displays, but at least those were not as topical as this McQueen one.
· @Selfridges [Twitter]
· What Were They Thinking? [CocoPerez]
· Photos of Selfridges' Windows Show "Hanged" McQueen Dress [Racked National]
· In the Window: Barneys Dresses in Which to Be Caught Dead [Racked NY]