The two brains behind the iconic Dolce & Gabbana house, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, may have just tarnished the reputation of their brand, once appreciated and worn by people of all orientations.
“The only family is the traditional one,” the business partners and ex lovers said in an Italian interview with Panorama magazine. “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow; there are things that should not be changed,” they continued.
Working in a field known for its tolerance and forward thinking, this did not stand well with the LGBT community and the public in general.
So if you are wondering what could make celebrities such as Elton John, Courtney Love and Ricky Martin boycott one of the biggest names in fashion, you’ve got your answer.
Coming up with the hashtag boycottdolceandgabanna, Elton John influenced other fellow celebrities and the general public to follow his lead, creating an online war between the fashion house and the singer.
The pair, who had dedicated their entire Milan fashion week show this month to the mother, even naming it “Viva la Mamma,” and had the models carry babies down the runway, responded to the hashtag by saying, ““This is respect for a different opinion? #boycotteltonjohn.”
They have yet to apologize for the statements, but sure found a way to shift the publics attention from their art to gossip.
By, Francesca Cretella