Friday, March 4, 2016

These designers don't have time for your hurt feelings...

Apparently, Dolce and Gabbana like to offend people.

We all remember when Stefano Gabana got caught cheesing with his blackface wearing friend, Dell'Acqua. 
(Photo from Fashion Bomb Daily)

Looks like D&G have been deeply offending not only the black community, but various communities around fashion and the world.

D&G have just released their newest addition to equally ugly as it is offensive fashion. My friends, I give you the Slave Sandal
(Photo from Racked.com)

For whatever reason, no one, I mean no one at the D&G camp thought that this was a bad idea (for one, those are some horrid sandals reminiscent of a kids craft party as opposed to fashion and for two, the why would you ever, in this age, name anything 'slave' anything?).

Here are more recent, shining examples of Dolce and Gabbana's penchant for the offensive:

2012: "Blackamoor" Earrings and Prints

(Photos from Huff Post)

Apparently, Mammy was en vogue that season.

2013: The whole "Afro-Disco" Halloween fiasco...

2015 Offensive remarks on IVF and Gay Families
This is when Elton John, Ellen Degeneres, Victoria Beckhem and others started #BoycottDolceandGabbana when designers made callous and flippant remarks about in vitro fertilization and families with gay parents, saying things like
"‘You are born and you have a father and a mother. At least it should be like that.
"‘That’s why I’m not convinced by what I call chemical children, synthetic babies.

"‘They are wombs for hire, semen chosen from a catalogue. And then you have to explain to these children who their mother is.’"

Oddly, these comments were made following a fashion show dedicated to mothers where models were carrying and holding children.

2015: Ads simulating gang rape
Following news that shocked the world of a brutal and violent gang rape in India, D&G released these ads, literally days after the above remarks. 
Because what's gang rape without glamorous overpriced clothes?

2015 The whole "Chinese Tourist" thing
(Photo from Yahoo.com)
Because, according to a D&G publicist, "Because of their travels, [the designers] have rediscovered how people and global travelers see and enjoy Summer in Italy (for example during the show, Chinese and Japanese models wear traditional clothes with Italian embellishments and jewels): they represent tourists that have just arrived in Italy and cannot wait to absorb the local mood and culture."
Thanks for the pretty but still bigoted explanation of your stereotypes personified guys. 

Basically, if we have learned anything from Dolce and Gabbana's behavior and character, it is that they and their camp either are so ignorant that we should honestly probably feel sorry for them, or (the one I think is true) that they are so openly racist and vigor trés and use fashion and art to thinly hide that fact.

Let's talk! What are your thoughts on the Dolce & Gabbana? Comment below.