BERHIE: Fashion Industry Complicit in Luxurious Style of Dictators
Cardamom, Spice and Human Rights
Published: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012 17:04
Perhaps relative to the excesses of the Middle East, Asma al-Assad is the queen of minimalism. But that doesn’t excuse the fashion world for its acceptance of one of the world’s greatest villains and his family. We must always judge leaders based on their actions, not their beautiful faces and haute couture.
The best-dressed politicians may be dictators, but true elegance is found only in the leaders that embody beauty, style and integrity.
Sophia Berhie is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service. CARDAMOM, SPICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS appears every other Tuesday. This is the final appearance of her column for the year.