Whereas Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s three-part wedding ceremony was a love-filled affair, the bridal social gathering’s selection of designer was not so well-received. As photos poured in from the Las Vegas nuptials, adopted by a much bigger ceremony in Portofino, Italy, it turned obvious that your complete Kardashian-Jenner clan had been dressed by Dolce & Gabbana.
The style home is seemingly having fun with a resurgence amongst immediately’s largest stars, however it wasn’t too way back that Dolce & Gabbana was inundated with controversy. The Milan-based model’s historical past of racism and homophobia runs deep. In lower than a decade, the model got here beneath fireplace for an advert with a Chinese language mannequin consuming Italian meals with chopsticks; promoting “Slave Sandals” and Blackamoor earrings; referring to youngsters born from IVF as “artificial” (Dolce issued an apology); saying that it opposes homosexual adoption; calling Selena Gomez “ugly”; and creating #Boycott shirts after receiving backlash for dressing former First Girl Melania Trump.
And but, Dolce & Gabbana nonetheless enjoys public assist from high-profile celebrities.
Together with the aforementioned Kardashian-Barker wedding ceremony, Miley Cyrus publicly congratulated her youthful brother, Braison, for strolling in a Dolce & Gabbana present on Instagram. Vice President Kamala Harris wore a grey go well with from the model in late January 2021. Kristen Stewart‘s shimmering Critics’ Alternative costume landed on a number of best-dressed lists.
Dolce & Gabbana is certainly one of many vogue homes within the midst of a determined rebrand after being embroiled in controversy. Aided by celebrities, influencers, and publicists, these labels in some way sidestep “cancel tradition” and pressure their method again onto pink carpets and Instagram feeds — with the final word aim of getting again in buyers’ good graces.
It begs the query: can a vogue model even be canceled?