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SHE WAS WEARING A CHEETAH PRINT LINGERIE SET, clearly exotifying one of the few models of color in the show.

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photo: Splash News

If that wasn't bad enough, VS ALSO gave her a neck ring and matching cuffs. My goodness. 

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Were the models supposed to be animals? Or were they supposed to be "wild" people?

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photo: Leveckis/LondonEnt/Splash News

Either way it's pretty problematic, as CBS News pointed out at the time, to have all your Black models dressed up like this.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's animal print ensemble made me realize how un-woke 2010 truly was.

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photo: Leveckis/LondonEnt/Splash News
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So. Much. Animal. Print.

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photo: Splash News/Johns PkI
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Apparently, the brand REALLY loves animal print/tribal themes because it wasn't the first time — there was a similar segment in 2002.

Starting around the 19:52 mark, the models sashay to a musical mix of monkeys and drums. Once again, there's a lot of unnecessary animal print.  

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African model Liya Kebede even wore a leopard print pair of wings, because it apparently raised zero red flags.

It was a lot. 

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Hopefully the brand will be more culturally relevant today rather than offensive, especially since it cast more models of Asian descent for its 2017 show.

This year's show will have eight Chinese models as it's set in Shanghai, according to Vogue UK. With the show being in Shanghai, maybe the brand will be more in tune with what's appropriate? We'll just have to wait and see.