Dolce & Gabbana Receiving Backlash for Dressing Melania Trump for Her White House Portrait – But the Designer Doesn’t Care


Some high-fashion designers have flat-out refused to dress First Lady Melania Trump (Tom Ford and Sophie Theallet). Some are open to it (Diane von Furstenberg and Tommy Hilfiger). And some need a bit more time to “see how it goes” (Christian Siriano). But Dolce & Gabbana’s Stefano Gabbana just made his choice very clear — he’s proud to dress Melania and doesn’t care if that means alienating customers because of it.

The debate started on Monday, after the White House released the first official portrait of Melania wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana blazer and 15-carat diamond engagement ring. Gabbana then captured Instagrammed her photo on his personal account writing, “#DGWomanBEAUTIFUL ❤❤❤❤❤ #melaniatrump Thank you 🇺🇸❤❤❤ #madeinitaly🇮🇹” (He is Italian.)