Monday 21 August 2017

Dolce & Gabanna mock Melania Trump critics with 'boycott' t-shirts

U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives in Duomo's square in the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
U.S. first lady Melania Trump arrives in Duomo's square in the Sicilian town of Catania, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
In this handout image provided by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait in her residence at the White House April 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)

Rachel Hosie

Whilst many designers have refused to dress her, US First Lady Melania Trump has worn Dolce & Gabbana on numerous occasions.

The designers have embraced Melania, often posting their support for her on social media.

However, the iconic Italian brand have faced a huge backlash for dressing FLOTUS in her official White House portrait.

Many people said they were boycotting Dolce & Gabbana as a result.

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But now, the designers are playfully profiting from the fuss by selling "#Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" T-shirts.

Available for both men and women, the T-shirts cost £185 (€212) each, so will set you back a pretty penny.

The website also features a short film of a protest against the company, where crowds of people wearing the T-shirt - including Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana - shout and hold placards.

Most recently, Melania was spotted in Sicily for the G7 trip wearing a Dolce & Gabbana floral jacket, with a hefty £40,000 (€46,000) price tag.

In this handout image provided by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait in her residence at the White House April 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)
In this handout image provided by the White House, First Lady Melania Trump poses for her official portrait in her residence at the White House April 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)

Whether you support the designers for dressing FLOTUS or not, it’s hard to argue that that’s not a ludicrous amount of money to spend on a jacket.

Independent News Service

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