The White House recently released its first portrait of first lady Melania Trump. The image exploded through social media capturing all sorts of comments from hate to love. Those attacking attacked her hair, her outfit, her marriage, and even her heritage. But her outfit seems to be the one catching most attention.
Fashion designer Stefano Gabbana was the designer of the Dolce & Gabbana jacket that Ms. Trump wore in her portrait. After hearing the plethora of criticism, he took to social media to thank Ms. Trump and tell his critics to “go to hell.”
Gabbana, a 54-year-old Italian designer, posted the first lady’s portrait via twitter. “BEAUTIFUL,” Gabbana wrote on his Instagram post followed by a hashtag, #DGWoman. Critics quickly attacked the designer for allowing her to wear his product, but it didn’t seem to bother Gabbana.
The Instagram post was riddled with comments, one of which Gabbana responded with, “vai a cagare.” The phrase simply means go to hell in Italian.
The designer has also held a fondness for Melania. It’s reported that in January, Gabbana shared a picture of the first lady in a cocktail dress during President Trump’s New Year’s Eve Party. The dress was also a Dolce & Gabbana dress from the company’s “Cruise” collection.
Gabbana eventually wrote a new post in response to all his critics:
“How many stupid and ignorant people r on Instagram!”
Gabbana is just one of a few designers who offered to dress the first lady. Others like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs actually refused.