I don’t feel like “Do Not Want” really even captures my gut-level reaction to these $455 jean shorts (jorts, if you’re nasty) for men. “Fuck no, stop triflin’” or “Get the fuck out of here with this nonsense” is more accurate. Jorts — that is, denim shorts that have been hemmed, not simply jeans that have been cut off (those are slightly more acceptable, in my opinion, but I’m willing to debate that) — are right up there with mandals and tucked-in shirts for biggest dude fashion vagina killers for me. Oh look, how coincidental, look at how Dolce & Gabbana decided to style their hideous and expensive jort travesty — with mandals and a tucked-in shirt! Everything about this is next level wrong. I’m appalled. [via Buzzfeed]
The two iconic Italian fashion designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, were both found guilty this week of evading taxes on $1.3 billion in income. The case dates back to 2004 when the pair sold Dolce & Gabbana’s main two brands to a Luxembourg-based holding company. Prosecutors claimed that this was done to avoid paying taxes on the profit from the brands. It makes a lot of sense considering that corporate tax rates in Luxembourg are basically zero. Dolce and Gabbana have been sentenced pay a hefty fine and one year and eight months of jail time each, but this means essentially nothing in Italy. The two are allowed to appeal this verdict twice, which could take years. Even if they are forced to serve time, sentences that are less than two years are served under house arrest or community service. Keep reading »
Azealia Banks has quite a relationship with fashion. Her unique look has earned praise from fashionistas, and over the summer, she was anointed the face of Alexander Wang’s T diffusion line. She also had her very own shade of limited edition lipstick from MAC. Now, the outspoken rapper, known for her Twitter tiffs with other artists, has turned her rage to Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, accusing the designers of racism.
Banks was incensed that D&G used “black mammie” imagery its new line, declaring her commitment to boycotting the brand.
She tweeted: “Whoever designed that racist ass Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth…” She also posted something else that was really vulgar, but we left that part off. But clearly, the collection inspired Banks’ ire. Read more…
Game over, everybody. Solange Knowles, in head-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana baroque and just dripping in gold, wins. It’s terrycloth sweatpants and old sports bras for me from here on out.
Update 9/27/12: Following the controversy over these earrings, Dolce & Gabbana has given an explanation: the jewelry is “a reference to Sicily’s traditional Moorish-inspired artifacts.” Vogue UK explains, “The show jewellery is reminiscent of ornate ceramics that often appear in Sicilian homes, restaurants and hotels. The head is inspired by traditional Moorish people, a term used to describe the Medieval Muslim inhabitants of Sicily.” [Vogue UK]
Lots of conversation in The Frisky offices just now about whether these Dolce And Gabbana earrings of a black woman with a basket of fruit on her head are straight-up racist or just … odd. On the one hand, the earrings depict a very stereotypical, some might say colonialist, idea of a black woman: very dark skin, a head scarf wrapped on her head, the basket of fruit. The earrings are worn by a model who appears at first glance to be Caucasian and Dolce and Gabbana is a European luxury company, which makes it seem as if wearing “black women’s heads as earrings” is a fashion statement about how “exotic” black people are. (Another “exotic” example? Victoria Secret’s “Sexy Little Geisha” outfit.) And it’s not just the earrings that raised eyebrows; style blog Refinery 29 reports Dolce and Gabbana’s spring 2013 collection included “burlap dresses” and “fruit cornucopias” which suggested an ode to “a long-lost colonial era.” Keep reading »
“Yeah, she’s upcoming after 15 years doing nothing!! Hahahaha … Aaaaaaa …… I see you appreciate nonentities!! Bravo!”
– Stefano Gabbana, of fashion house Dolce and Gabbana, had a little Twitter convo with friend Fabio Viscovo, in which he pretends not to know who Stella McCartney is only to acknowledge her with these two biting statements. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »