The designers prove they don’t really care who they offend. And never have.
Offending people is nothing new to designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
The pair, better known by their brand as Dolce and Gabbana, are still trying to defend their poor, misinformed actions after labelling children born out of IVF as ‘synthetic’ in a recent interview, but now a 2007 ad campaign has surfaced which brings with it connotations of sexual abuse.
The Dolce and Gabbana campaign shows a woman lying down, slightly restrained, with four men in various states of undress standing over her.
Publicist and former reality TV star Kelly Cutrone tweeted the images and called out the designers for their glorification of ‘gang rape’.
The designers are yet to respond to Cutrone, however the ad campaign was removed after it understandably offended a lot of people back in 2007 when it first appeared.
The resurfacing of this campaign comes just days after one half of Dolce and Gabbana told Panorama magazine what he thinks of the concept of families.
“You are born and you have a father and a mother,” Dolce said.
“Or at least it should be like this, that’s why I am not convinced by chemical children, synthetic babies, wombs for rent.”
The outrageous comments became the focus of a movement calling for people around the world to boycott the brand. This boycott was headed up by singer Elton John, who came out to defend he and his husband’s children.