Just when you thought Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were free from controversy, the designers have stepped in it. Again. The pair, who spent all of last year fighting allegations of tax evasion that were ultimately cleared last October (after initially being convicted), gave an controversial interview in Italy’s Panorama magazine that is ruffling more than a few feathers. In it, they speak out against non-traditional families, specifically mentioning gay couples (both men are gay, btw), and in vitro fertilization.
"You are born to a mother and a father. Or at least that’s how it should be," Dolce said. "I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented wombs, semen chosen from a catalog."
One can imagine how well this is sitting with some of the designers’ most loyal clients—many of them celebrities who can actually afford their expensive designer clothing. Courtney Love, Ryan Murphy, and Elton John have been the most vocal over social media, with the latter calling for a boycott of their clothing. John and his partner David Furnish have two sons that were born via surrogate.