Respect would have meant wearing dresses by Indian designers: I have to agree with VOGUE India on this one. Moreover, it’s fashion diplomacy. Lady Gaga wore a Naeem Khan gown when she was India – and a wig dyed white, orange, and green: the colors of the India flag.
I’m sensitive about cultural appropriation when it comes to India. It’s shameful that people feel free to trash India and Hinduism while they appropriate yoga and ayurveda for themselves, with little to no credit to the Indian roots.
Ivanka could make wearing a burlap sack look good, but apparently, that’s not good enough.