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Are Dolce & Gabbana Racist? Their L.A. Client Christine Chiu Has Some Thoughts

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana sparked charges of racism last week with a social media campaign that included a series of China-themed videos depicting an Asian model using chopsticks to attempt to eat Italian food. Christine Chiu — who, along with her husband, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu, is a client of the brand’s couture collections (prices go high into six figures), which are shown at lavish destination Alta Moda runway shows — was willing to share her thoughts about how the designers she calls close friends have put her in a tough spot as an Asian-American.