D&G's racism row shows the worst of fashion

The row over Dolce & Gabbana's ad campaign, which showed a Chinese model struggling to eat pasta and pizza with chopsticks, shows how far luxury brands still have to go to respond to the cultural sensitivities and changing attitudes of consumers.

Thousands of the Italian fashion house's goods have been pulled from China's biggest shopping websites and its Shanghai show was cancelled after the video was branded racist and insensitive.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'D&G's racism row shows the worst of fashion'. Print Edition | Subscribe