Normani at the Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda Fashion Show

Posted on August 30, 2021


Without being too repetitive about it, we’re going to once again talk about why Dolce & Gabbana has such a hold on A-list celebrity culture and also why we don’t think it’s necessarily appropriate for us to declare a moratorium on covering them when celebrities wear their brand. First, the easiest answer. Why do celebrities wear so much Dolce & Gabbana?






Answer: Because Dolce & Gabbana can make celebrities look like that. The look reads “European luxury” with an undertone of high art (as in a literal painted canvas) references. It’s serving both “person on a pedestal” and “work of art” at the same time. D&G are pure masters at high impact looks with high society pretensions to them. It’s nearly impossible to wear their best, most dramatic formalwear without looking like a world-class star.

Of course another reason why they’re so popular is simply down to inertia. They’re popular with celebrities because they’ve always been popular with celebrities. And we think there’s evidence enough to believe that whoever handles Dolce & Gabbana’s celebrity and stylist outreach is likely to be very good (and probably very aggressive) at their job. Not for nothing, but it’s notable how many Black celebrities favor the brand so consistently and how much that seems to have ticked up in the last few years. It has the feel of a coordinated PR push in the wake of the allegations against the brand for racism (said as two people who observe this sort of thing at an unhealthy level). But that’s purely an observation and a guess, based on reading the red carpet tea leaves. Still, if it’s true, it’s a smart thing for the brand to do.

Bottom line, she looks fucking AMAZING and we wouldn’t have the opportunity to make all the observations we just did (not to mention we’d be failing to do our jobs) if we weren’t covering the fact that Dolce & Gabbana is probably the Number One fashion house for A-list celebrities worldwide, despite their problematic history.


Style Credits:
Dolce & Gabbana Gown from the Spring 2008 Collection

Styled by Mimi Cuttrell


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