By and  on June 24, 2009

PARIS — The possibility of a burka ban by the French government met mixed reactions Tuesday from fashion players.

Some — including Marigay McKee, fashion and beauty director at Harrods, owned by Mohamed Al Fayed (who also owns the Ritz hotel in Paris) — believe banning the garment could have a detrimental effect on French business. That could especially be the case for top-end hotels, many of which are owned or frequented by Arabs, and for bastions of the luxury trade.

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