The Italian fashion house is not new to getting social media mad about their fashion decisions. For their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Dolce & Gabbana released “slave sandals” instead of using the widely referred “Gladiator”, and recently they expressed their support in dressing the US First Lady Melania Trump.
Today it’s a pair of white sneakers that has made the internet rise against the Italian fashion house. These Fall 2017 sneakers are adorned with studs, sequins and messages scribbled in marker and pen.
The message that got people mad is “I’M THIN & GORGEOUS”, which was immediately followed by an infinite series of messages accusing the fashion designers of being irresponsible.
Users complained about the lack of inclusion of all types of bodies, and the continuous celebration of thin shapes. As if it wasn’t enough, Gabbana made things worse by writing back to some negative comments in an even more problematic way.
The designer asked social media users if they preferred “to be fat full of hamburger” or “to be fat and full of cholesterol”. Up until now, it’s the only answer the fashion house has given in response to the backlash against the sneakers.