Today In Events: Gucci Presentation at Milan Fashion Week Draws Silent Protest About Mental Health, Plácido Domingo Drops Met Opera Performances After Harassment Allegations, P.G.A. Tour Cancels Hong Kong Event

1. GUCCI PRESENTATION AT MILAN FASHION WEEK DRAWS SILENT PROTEST ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH: Gucci’s runway presentation during Milan Fashion Week kicked off with models wearing prison-inspired sandals and straightjackets, with the brand explaining the colorless look was meant to represent an extreme uniform ruled by those who control society. While most models walked the runway with emotionless expressions, non-binary model Ayesha Tan-Jones raised her hands, which displayed in marker the statement, “Mental health is not fashion.” Washington Post: “Tan-Jones did not immediately respond to an interview request but said in statements posted to Instagram after the fashion show that they decided to protest because ‘I believe, as many of my fellow models do, that the stigma around mental health must end.’ … ‘Many of the other Gucci models who were in the show felt just as strongly as I did about this depiction of straitjackets, and without their support I would not have had the courage to walk out and peacefully protest,’ Tan-Jones said, adding that they had joined other models in donating a portion of their show payments to mental health charities.”

2. PLACIDO DOMINGO DROPS MET OPERA PERFORMANCES AFTER HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS: The Metropolitan Opera has announced Plácido Domingo has dropped out of his scheduled performances at the opera house following sexual harassment allegations made by multiple women against the singer. Domingo, who was slated to sing in Verdi’s Macbeth on Wednesday, said he would never perform at the Met Opera again. Associated Press: “The Met had been under increasing pressure to cancel Domingo’s appearances, but general manager Peter Gelb reiterated to performers after a dress rehearsal Saturday that the opera house was awaiting results of investigations by the L.A. Opera, where Domingo has been general director since 2003, and the American Guild of Musical Artists, the union that represents various opera staff.” 

3. P.G.A. TOUR CANCELS HONG KONG EVENT: The P.G.A. Tour Series-China has canceled its tournament in Hong Kong because of safety issues and civil unrest in the region. The final tournament was slated to take place in October at the Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, but the series will instead end with the Macau Championship. ESPN: “Hong Kong is in the fourth month of protests that occur every weekend, and some have been violent. … Greg Carlson, executive director of P.G.A. Tour Series-China, said the tour looked into an alternate site for the tournament without finding one it deemed suitable. He described Macau as a vibrant part of Asia and said the tour had a good experience at Caesars Golf Macau last year.”