London Retailer Copies Solange’s Album Cover To Sell Hair Clips

London Evening Standard X Solange Knowles

Retailer Oasis Fashion has come under fire for a recent ad recreating Solange’s A Seat At The Table to promote hair clips. The ad, published in London’s Evening Standard, features a profile image of a White model with hair clips styled very similarly to Solange’s now-iconic cover.

Solange X Seat At The Table

Solange X Seat At The Table

It’s one thing to be inspired by someone else’s artistic creations, and no one holds a style patent for hair clips, but this is way too much. Even more insulting is that Solange’s record-breaking album has become synonymous with all the magic feels related to the Black experience — including black girl magic and black hair magic. This image, in particular, even went viral with celebs, children and social media fans of all races paying homage to its cultural impact.

Needless to say, social media was not having it.

No word on a response from the retailer or newspaper yet, but maybe they both need to take several seats – at the table – to see why this is so wrong.

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

isis is digital media director for Hype Hair and founder/Black beauty director for Sadiaa Black Beauty guide, the top hair and beauty directory for women of color.