Dolce & Gabbana Responds To Earring Criticism

September 29
5:53 2012
Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2013 collection has caused quite a stir.  Images of the collection began circulating the internet and immediately received criticism from several news sources.  The designers used imagery which Refinery29 called, "cartoonish, debasing, subaltern [and] blatantly exploitative."

Finally Dolce & Gabbana has responded to the criticism, in a somewhat roundabout way, by posting an article on their website, which explains the historical and cultural context of the figures, typically called "blackamoors." "The head is inspired by Moorish features," it reads. "Moorish is a term used to define many peoples throughout history…In Sicily's case it defines the conquerors of Sicily [from 827 to 902 AD.]"
It also says that "these beautiful artifacts" are typically made out of a glazed ceramic, called Maiolica, which has historical meaning in Italy, that they are very common in homes, hotels, and restaurants in Sicily–a city that continues to inspire the designers.

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Dolce & Gabbana Responds To Earring Criticism

Dolce & Gabbana Responds To Earring Criticism
Model on catwalk Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2013 Show (Photo by Rex / Rex USA )

Dolce & Gabbana Responds To Earring Criticism

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