French fashion brand Dior accused of copying traditional Chinese skirt for fall collection

French fashion house Dior has been accused of copying a traditional Chinese skirt for its fall 2022 collection. – Reuters pic

By Sylvia Looi

Monday, July 18, 2022 11:45 a.m. MYT

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 — French fashion brand Dior has been accused by Chinese social media users of copying the design of a traditional Chinese skirt for its fall 2022 collection.

The issue was revealed on Friday after social media users recently shared a skirt released by Dior in South Korea that looked very similar to the traditional Chinese horse-head skirt, world times reported.

Hanfu lovers pointed out that Dior’s new collection features high front and back slits, pleats on both sides as well as the waistline design, all of which are typical elements of a high waisted skirt. Horse’s head.

Popular in the Ming Dynasty, the horse-head skirt or my mine quun in Chinese is a kind of traditional Chinese dress that has pleats on both sides.

It has four overlapping front and rear apron doors. And the overlapping part of the skirt doors is called mom (horse face).

Dior has yet to respond to the controversy as of press time and has closed the comments section on its Weibo account.

According to the portal, this was not the first time the fashion house had been involved in a controversy.

In November 2021, the brand featured a controversial photo by famous Chinese photographer Chen Man at its fashion show in Shanghai showing a model with spooky eyelids and dark skin dressed in traditional Chinese clothing and holding a Dior bag.

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