Stefano Gabbana just can’t escape controversy ― nor does it seem like he wants to.
The Dolce & Gabbana designer recently posted a contentious photo of a customized shoe from the luxury fashion houses’ new Fall/Winter collection. The shoes, which Vogue Paris says were designed with millennials in mind, feature scribbles and messages drawn all over them.
People were most outraged over one of the $973 sneakers’ sayings, which read, “I’m Thin & Gorgeous.” HuffPost has reached out to Dolce & Gabbana for comment.
“You don’t think it’s a little [irresponsible] to push a message of “Thin and gorgeous?” one commenter wrote on Gabbana’s Instagram account before adding, “I hope this will be followed by a message of inclusion of all bodies?”
Other users wrote, “You don’t have to be thin to be Gorgeous!” and “thin?! 😵 I’m disappointed!”
As he’s done in the past, Gabbana fired back at the people on Instagram who disagreed with the shoes’ message.
“Darling you prefer to be fat and full of cholesterol ??? I think u have a problem,” the designer wrote to someone who disagreed with him, before calling other commenters “idiot” and “stupid.”
Gabbana praised the people like his shoes (and who made up the majority of the Instagram comments).
Over the past few months, Gabbana has landed himself in hot water for defending his decision to dress Melania Trump and for body-shaming Lady Gaga, who has revealed she has suffered from an eating disorder in the past.