First Lady Melania Trumps stepped out for Thanksgiving dinner wearing a stunning black lace Dolce and Gabbana dress and showed her support for the brand, despite the huge scandal surrounding it at the moment. She has worn this dress before, as it’s from the brand’s fall ’16 collection and retails for $4,497.50.
A source close to Melania told HollywoodLife: “Melania has always been a huge fan of Dolce & Gabbana, she absolutely loves their clothes and likes both designers Domenico [Dolce] and Stefano [Gabbana] personally. Of course, Melania was aware of the racism controversy, but as far as she’s concerned it was a big fuss over nothing, they apologized, people should just move on and get over it. Melania puts a lot of thought into everything she wears, so it was no accident that she purposely chose to wear a Dolce & Gabbana dress—especially as she has worn it previously–she did so as an act of solidarity and support for D & G.”
D&G is experiencing major backlash following the release of an ad campaign which featured racist stereotyping, and the uncovering of racist remarks apparently sent from Stefano Gabbana’s personal Instagram account. The Italian designer has denied writing the messages. Following this controversy, the brand was forced to cancel a major show in China.
“Over the past few days, we have thought long and hard with great sadness about everything that has happened and what we have caused in your country and we are very sorry,” Domenico said in a statement on Instagram. “We have always been in love with China. We’ve visited it and seen many of its cities. We love your culture and we certainly have much to learn. That is why we are sorry if we made mistakes in the way we expressed ourselves.”
“Melania grew up in a time and place where people didn’t get upset at absolutely anything and everything, she thinks people take offense way too easily these days and believes they should just learn to chill out more and perhaps even laugh at things instead of getting angry at the slightest thing,” the source continued.
Scroll down to see some of the times the First Lady has worn the brand’s designs.