Akin to step-daughter Ivanka Trump who came under fire for wearing a multi-thousand-dollar Roland Mouret dress just days after her father made a big speech about “buying American and hiring American” and supporting home-grown talent, Melania Trump has been criticised for pretty much the same thing.
The First Lady received a lot of negativity on social media for choosing to wear a Dolce and Gabbana blazer on her official White House portrait.
Although not obligatory, it is customary for the First Lady to usually wear an American designer for the sake of patriotism, so Melania Trump choosing to wear a blazer by an Italian designer has unfortunately rubbed people up the wrong way.
Unlike some designers who haven’t made too much of a fuss about the First Lady wearing their creations and just quietly but diplomatically accepted her outfit choices, Stefano Gabbana couldn’t have been prouder with her outfit selection. He posted the official portrait onto his Instagram, with the following caption:
Understandably, the designer received a lot of criticism for his comment, including shoppers who vowed to unfollow him and never to shop at Dolce and Gabbana ever again…
“Well. No more D&G for me. It won’t matter to you since you are rich now but it matters to me.”
“This makes me want to unfollow my favorite designer.”
Stefano Gabbana has never been one to sit and take social media abuse without giving a little back.
One Twitter user said, “so you have lost a follower, and worst, an admirer”, to which the designer replied, “i don’t care!! Really” with a heart emoticon next to it.
In fact, the designer seemed to spend quite a bit of time on Twitter responding to the criticism, telling users to “go to hell” and that he “really” didn’t care about their negative comments .
We never thought we would see a designer have such a passionate reaction to the First Lady wearing one of their pieces!