Melania Trump’s Designer Defends His Choice To Dress The First Lady

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Melania Trump’s designer Stefano Gabbana, of Dolce & Gabbana, talked about his choice to dress the first lady and the boycott campaign against his company since.

“People like to complicate fashion,” the 54-year-old fashion designer told Financial Times in an article published Tuesday regarding the boycott against his company. (RELATED: Melania Trump’s Best Looks From Her First Foreign Trip As First Lady [SLIDESHOW])

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives for a visit at the Chierici Palace City Hall of Catania on the sidelines of a G7 summit of the Heads of State and of Government in Taormina in Sicily. (Photo credit: GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty Images)

US First Lady Melania Trump arrives for a visit at the Chierici Palace City Hall of Catania on the sidelines of a G7 summit of the Heads of State and of Government in Taormina in Sicily. (Photo credit: GIOVANNI ISOLINO/AFP/Getty Images)

“But I feel free,” he added. “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.”

Gabbana and Domenico Dolce dressed the first lady on her first foreign trip in Italy in May, and shortly after calls started for people to boycott the brand.

In response, the designer took the boycott and created a hashtag called, “#BoycottDG,” adding it to all of his posts on social media. He also ran with the idea and surprised his critics by creating a line of T-shirts with the hashtag on it.

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump waves before leaves from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES - RTX37DYO

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump waves before leaves from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES – RTX37DYO

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