The owner of a pool at a private residence in Southern France reportedly charged a woman 490 euros as a cleaning fee for wearing her burkini in the pool.
Host Hailey Gates takes an inside look at how the country's fashion-forward Muslim population is confronting anti-Islamic sentiment on 'STATES OF UNDRESS.'
"The full veil is not appropriate here, it should be forbidden wherever that is legally possible. It does not belong to us."
Melina Papageorgiou's hazy, sun-soaked images from Abu Dhabi don't just challenge stereotypes about Muslim women—they also focus a critical eye on the negativity surrounding the swimwear two-piece.
A recent YouGov poll put British public support for a burqa ban at 57 percent.
Women protested at the French embassy this week following images of armed police forcing a woman on a beach in Nice to remove her clothing.
Despite efforts to ban the modest bathing suit, sales of the burkini have skyrocketed and Amazon France now has 146 different listings for the head-covering swimsuit.