While Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s three-aspect wedding was a appreciate-filled affair, the bridal party’s option of designer was not so nicely-obtained. As pics poured in from the Las Vegas nuptials, adopted by a greater ceremony in Portofino, Italy, it became clear that the overall Kardashian-Jenner clan had been dressed by Dolce & Gabbana.
The manner residence is seemingly making the most of a resurgence amongst today’s largest stars, but it wasn’t as well extensive in the past that Dolce & Gabbana was inundated with controversy. The Milan-centered brand’s history of racism and homophobia runs deep. In fewer than a decade, the brand name arrived underneath hearth for an advert with a Chinese model ingesting Italian meals with chopsticks marketing “Slave Sandals” and Blackamoor earrings referring to little ones born from IVF as “artificial” (Dolce issued an apology) stating that it opposes homosexual adoption calling Selena Gomez “ugly” and developing #Boycott shirts immediately after acquiring backlash for dressing former First Girl Melania Trump.
And nonetheless, Dolce & Gabbana nonetheless enjoys community help from high-profile celebrities.
Along with the aforementioned Kardashian-Barker wedding day, Miley Cyrus publicly congratulated her more youthful brother, Braison, for strolling in a Dolce & Gabbana present on Instagram. Vice President Kamala Harris wore a gray go well with from the brand in late January 2021. Kristen Stewart‘s shimmering Critics’ Decision costume landed on various finest-dressed lists.
Dolce & Gabbana is one of several fashion properties in the midst of a desperate rebrand soon after being embroiled in controversy. Aided by stars, influencers, and publicists, these labels in some way sidestep “cancel lifestyle” and power their way back on to purple carpets and Instagram feeds – with the best intention of obtaining back again in shoppers’ fantastic graces.
It begs the issue: can a fashion brand even be canceled?