mandag 12. august 2019

Chinese model dumps Versace in T-shirt controversy, as Donatella apologizes

A leading Chinese brand ambassador has quit Versace, claiming that one of the brand's T-shirts broke Beijing's "one China" policy. Yang Mi, an actress and singer, issued a statement announcing the termination of her contract with the luxury fashion house in response to a design which appeared to list Hong Kong and Macau as countries, rather than cities. Both are classed as special administrative regions of China, which have semi-autonomous governments from the mainland.

The company, and designer Donatella Versace, have both since apologized for the "unfortunate" error. Yang's announcement was posted Sunday on the official account of her studio, Jiaxing Xingguang, on Weibo, China's largest social media platform.