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Statement Tuesday: Show and Riccardo Tisci

statement tuesday: Marco Gobbetti, the brand's CEO, said in a statement Tuesday that Burberry is deeply sorry for the distress the top has caused and has removed it from the autumn-winter collection, along with all images featuring the look, according to CTV. Riccardo Tisci, Burberry's creative director, also apologized, saying while the design was inspired by a nautical theme, I realize that it was insensitive. The knotted strings surfaced after Sunday's show when a model hired to walk but not wear the outfit complained both before the show and on Instagram, saying the noose not only evoked lynchings but also suicide. Model Liz Kennedy took to Instagram the day of the show, posting a photo of the hoodie with a long message directed at Burberry and Tisci. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go. Suicide is not fashion, she wrote. ( As reported in the news.