The Financial Times has a breezy, spacious profile of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, painting a portrait of a que sera, sera worldview which sounds great but only works when you live on a yacht where politics don’t exist and the lower classes only function as servants. As it happens, they do!
The tête-à-tête takes place aboard a vessel “furnished with marble-lined bathrooms and liveried staff” in advance of the duo’s annual summer Alta Mode event– “[a]n orgy of banquets, cocktail evenings, discos, jewelry launches and a men’s and women’s couture show”–a laissez-faire existence of fittings and banquets and such.
It touches, briefly, upon their blithe eagerness to dress the Trump family while other designers have chosen to boycott the first family; the designers’ response was about the same half-shrug as it was to the public outrage over their belief that gay people shouldn’t have children. Says Gabbana:
“People like to complicate fashion,” he adds of the hoo-ha over whom they dress and what they say. “But I feel free. I respect everyone, and I love to express my opinion. Some people love it and some people hate it. But that’s the game. Life is beautiful. I don’t want to look for the bad things.”
Life is beautiful. Especially when you have health insurance and stuff.