Dior is not out of the woods yet
French fashion brand unveils a stunning collection in China amid Taiwan controversy
Shanghai Fashion Week
Models stroll through mock woods during Dior's 2020 Spring/Summer collection in Shanghai on October 20.
Fashion appeared to blur into the background for Dior last week.
The French luxury brand was forced to offer a “deep apology” on Thursday after a promotional map of the country, shown by one of its employees, excluded Taiwan.
Forty-eight hours later, Dior unveiled its new collection at Shanghai’s Spring-Summer 2020 show.
“The after-party [event] nearly became ‘a party of Chinese red songs’,” Youth.cn, which is a state-owned website, wrote.
Yet the decision to play what many described as “propaganda music” cast a cloud over what was a stunning collection set amid tree-lined paths.
“It’s just for [the] money,” one critic said on the Twitter-like Weibo social media site.