Miu Miu, the younger sister of Prada, have removed at least three pieces from their pre-fall collection bearing yellow star patches. Social media backlash compared them to badges Jews were forced to wear during the Holocaust.
The Miu Miu dresses, jackets, and skirts bore five-pointed stars with “John” embroidered in the center. The yellow badge used during the holocaust was a six-pointed Star of David with “Jude” (German for “Jew”) in the center.
A blogger, Jewish Chick, posted a photo to Facebook of the plaid dress in a Canadian store. Within two days, Miu Miu’s Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications reached out to her to say, “it was not Miu Miu’s intent in any way to make any political or religious statement.”