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Dior Draws Ire in China With Photo That ‘Smears Asian Women’

  • State-owned Beijing Daily criticized image as spooky
  • Previous conflicts led to plunging sales for global brands

Christian Dior SE is the latest international fashion brand to face criticism in China, after an exhibition in Shanghai featured a photo that state media said was “smearing Asian women.”

The photograph, included in the LADY DIOR show, depicts an Asian woman dressed in a traditional costume and holding a Dior bag. It drew ire in an editorial published by the state-owned Beijing Daily on Monday with the headline: “Is This the Asian Woman in Dior’s Eyes?”