Nobody has stood up for Melania Trump fairly like Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana.
Not solely are Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana behind most of the first woman's excessive-finish appears, they have been vocal in their assist for her by means of Instagram posts, form phrases and by designating her as a #DGWoman.
Melania turned to the model a number of instances final month throughout her first abroad journey as first woman. She selected a floral maxi gown for the second day of the G7 summit, a silvery tulle mirror dress on the historic Greek Theatre of Taormina and a black lace D&G coat whereas assembly the pope on the Vatican. To not point out the $51K 3D floral silk jacket she wore in Sicily.
Most lately, the design duo has defended her by launching a mocking fashion campaign titled #BoycottDolceGabbana -- a hashtag coined by Melania haters criticizing the model for dressing the primary woman. The launch options $245 white t-shirts with the boycott hashtag and a big crimson coronary heart.
Gabbana hinted that the marketing campaign's inspiration got here from those that began the boycotting hashtag, thanking them on Instagram.
"THANK YOU Haters!!!!" Gabbana wrote within the picture's caption. "Bear in mind #boycottdolcegabbana please..."
American fashion designer Thom Browne additionally confirmed assist for Melania in an interview for Surface magazine for his June/July cowl story.
"I believe it’s unlucky, the response that the present first woman [Melania Trump] received from designers with regard to dressing her," he instructed the journal. "All of us ought to respect the workplace, and it shouldn’t change into a political factor. I’m not the biggest fan of individuals making fashion political. Dressing [President Donald Trump] could be one factor. However her, I believe it’s completely different."
However different designers akin to Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Sophie Theallet made waves after November's election, stating they'd not be curious about dressing the primary woman or any member of the presidential household. Throughout an look on The View in December, Ford defined his reasoning.
“I used to be requested to decorate her fairly a number of years in the past and I declined," he stated. "She’s not essentially my picture."
Some designers throughout New York Fashion Week this 12 months let their garments communicate for themselves, letting fashion get political with anti-Trump messaging on the runway.
However D&G stays steadfast.
"Is not it bizarre?," Gabbana wrote in another post with the hashtag #DGHaters. "Yesterday at 11pm we had [13.7 million] followers...as we speak at 12am after all of the individuals saying 'unfollowing you' we've [13.7 million]."