A skirt designed by Miu Miu that has been criticized. .
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Italian clothing design house Miu Miu has come under fire in recent days for its line of clothing featuring yellow stars.
Several items in the brand's fall/winter collection featured patches made of glass beads with names on them. On several of the items, the patch is star shaped and yellow, with the name "John" printed, and positioned on the left-hand side of the clothing. Miu Miu is a subsidiary of Prada.
It is hard to mistake the parallel between those items and the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear by the Nazis during the Holocaust. The Miu Miu stars, however, are five-pointed, as opposed to the six-pointed Star of David. The design house has also produced items featuring the same star, but in red and purple instead of yellow. In some designs, the patch is rectangular in shape instead.
As of Tuesday
, a jacket and skirt featuring the yellow-star patches were still featured on the Miu Miu website. The company did not respond to a request for comment by press time.
The jacket is being sold on the Browns Fashion site for £1,185, while a miniskirt featuring the yellow star patch is $1,495 on ssense.com
In addition to raising eyebrows on social media, a high-end store in Canada pulled a dress featuring a yellow star from its store window after outcry.
According to the Toronto Sun
, the chain Holt Renfrew removed the Miu Miu dress after a shopper alerted the newspaper to its placement, and disturbing historical imagery.
In response to Facebook comments, Holt Renfrew wrote late Monday
that "We have made the decision to remove the garment from our stores we apologize for any offense caused. It was not our intent."
The store did not respond to a request for further comment by press time.