In fashion, there are certain rules designers ought to follow, such as do not print slogans that condone drug use or the sexualisation of children.

And do not, under any circumstances, place a yellow star anywhere near the chest of any garment.

While designers sometimes plead that such stars evoke the Wild West or varsity culture (stars are cute! stars denote achievement!), the Nazis made sure that from the 1930s until forever that they will be associated with the murderous pursuit of Jews in the Holocaust.

And yet, Italian fashion giant Miu Miu got it so hopelessly wrong by producing a dress in its latest range with a yellow star patch on the chest.

Although the star is five pointed, and not the six points of the Star of David, and says “John”, it didn’t matter.

 

Read the full article by Melissa Singer at the Sydney Morning Herald.

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