03/25/2013 09:27 am ET

Designer Sparks Racial Controversy In Brazil With Afro Wigs

Activists in Brazil have accused the celebrated stylist and fashion designer Ronaldo Fraga of perpetuating negative racial stereotypes during Sao Paulo's Fashion Week.

Along with makeup artist Marcos Costa, Fraga chose to complement a series of designs inspired by soccer in the 1930s by placing elaborate steel wigs that were meant to represent Afro hair on the heads of mostly white models.

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