Zara, the fast-fashion retailer, said on Tuesday that it had removed an ad campaign, after critics said the imagery brought to mind scenes from the Israel-Hamas War and called it insensitive.
The campaign, which was called “The Jacket,” featured the model Kristen McMenamy and was photographed by Tim Walker. In one of the images, Ms. McMenamy is holding what appears to be a mannequin wrapped in a white cloth material. In another image, what looks to be white powder is sprinkled on the floor.
“Unfortunately, some customers felt offended by these images,” the fast-fashion brand said in a company statement posted Tuesday on Instagram, adding that people “saw in them something far from what was intended when they were created.” The company said it “regrets that misunderstanding.”
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