Designer Philip Plein Under Fire for Gold Helicopter During Kobe Bryant Tribute

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock (10559620cv) Atmosphere Philipp Plein show, Runway, Fall Winter 2020, Milan Fashion Week, Italy - 22 Feb 2020

Fashion designer Phillip Plein is receiving major backlash for his Kobe Bryant tribute during his Fashion Week show in Milan, which featured a gold helicopter.

Phillip showcased bedazzled Lakers jerseys with the late Bryant’s number 24 on them. On the stage, there was a gold helicopter branded ‘Plein’ which left several spectators furious. Rap artist Tyga was the performance for the event.

Swipe ⬅️ to view some of the fan reactions in addition to images from the Milan show…Do you think this was an appropriate prop under the circumstances? ⬇️

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