Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images
Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images
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Valentino’s kimono-belt ‘trampling’ ad campaign featuring Japanese model Koki causes uproar online

  • A quick apology from the Italian fashion house did little to lessen outrage amid claims it had ‘trampled on’ Japanese culture
  • The incident recalls a 2018 ad campaign from Dolce & Gabbana that prompted accusations of racism against Chinese people

Topic |   Japan
Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images
Japanese model Mitsuki Kimura, known professionally as Koki, pictured in Taipei in March 2019. Photo: TPG/Getty Images
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