Gucci declares a day of mourning and donates an undisclosed amount to fighting for racial equality

"Injustice and discrimination in all its forms cannot be allowed to prevail," insist Marco Bizzarri and Alessandro Michele
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Gucci declares a day of mourning and donates an undisclosed amount to fighting for racial equality
Gucci Pre-Fall 2020

 Gucci has revealed on its social media platform that all operations in the United States will pause today on 4 June for workers to have a day of mourning, honour the lives lost, and recommit themselves to being part of the solution.

“Together with the world, we mourn the loss of George Floyd, and the many Black men and women that we have lost before him. We stand with those demanding justice for the violence against them.,” announced Marco Bizzarri and Alessandro Michele on behalf of all Gucci employees. 

Gucci’s North America Changemakers Impact Fund will support the cause with donations to National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), campaignzero and yourrightscamp. In addition, to the global luxury group Kering commitment from all Kering brands which include Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux and Kering Eyewear.

Hip hop tailor of Harlem, Dapper Dan - whose new atelier is powered by Gucci, observed, "Gucci has matched their money with their words. Now let's make sure all the other luxury brands do the same."

Photo: Courtesy of Gucci