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Bridget Foley’s Diary: Dolce Vita — Not So Much

How far is too far?
There is nothing challenging about Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion. It’s beautiful, romantic and sometimes over the top. Or so it seems from perusals of the brand’s windows and photos that I happen upon. (I don’t go to the shows. See below.) But from an aesthetic/conceptual/philosophical viewpoint, challenging norms and pushing boundaries are not part of the brand’s sartorial m.o. With Dolce & Gabbana, the question of how far is too far registers not about the clothes themselves, but in terms of insularity, self-aggrandizement and ego. All of the above have played into the woeful saga of Dolce’s canceled show in Shanghai, a debacle of epic scale — humiliating, farcical, sad.
Upon hearing of the cancelation, my first thought was that Stefano Gabbana’s Instagram account must have been hacked, as per the company line. (Actually, that was my second thought. The first was that this episode couldn’t have happened to more deserving fellows. Not proud of the schadenfreude, but long ago, Dolce & Gabbana espoused a corporate ethos of strong-arming and intimidation, at least in the brand’s dealings with press, with one half of the designing duo spewing venom for years.) The hacking story must be true, I

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