Dolce & Gabbana, What are you doing?
Dolce & Gabbana finds itself at the center of controversy once again — this time, for a sneaker from its fall ’17 collection which is being accused of equating beauty with thinness.
The white leather shoe in question, recently highlighted in Vogue Paris, is scribbled over with phrases like “I Love Pizza Pasta,” “Sorry But I Want More Of You,” and “So Fab.” Most noticeably, though, there’s “I’m Thin & Gorgeous,” written in blue ink across the side of the sneaker, which stands out in a drawing of the style that designer Stefano Gabbana reposted to Instagram, from illustrator Jumpei Kawamura.
Most of the initial reactions on Gabbana’s post were glowing, with hearts and comments including the liberal usage of “need,” and “love.” However, some fans began questioning the message of the slogan, asking the designer, in both Italian and in English: “Why do you insist on the concept of ‘thin’?,” and “You don’t think it’s a little [irresponsible] to push a message of ‘thin and gorgeous’?” While Gabbana himself has yet to personally respond to these comments (something he’s done in the past), fans of the shoe have begun a discussion with detractors, insisting that the sneaker was meant to be interpreted with a sense of humor and that the idea that the slogan insinuates that only the thin are gorgeous or vice versa is simply a misinterpretation.
reaction of Stefano Gabbana: “u think is better to be fat full of hamburger??? Stupid, and “darling you prefer to be fat and full of cholesterol??? I think u have a problem.”
omg… why is this? This is my reaction: ‘I’m fat & gorgeous!’ Style has no size!!! Please care and share!!!