After making insensitive comments about children born from in vitro fertilization last year and receiving a firestorm of criticism from celebrities like Elton John, it seems designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is finally trying to make things right. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the duo's famed fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana is releasing a capsule collection celebrating LGBT families. Gabbana shared photos from the upcoming collection on Instagram, which coincides with the label's #DGFamily project.
The #DGFamily collection features illustrations of same-sex families on handbags and t-shirts. The line does not have a release date yet, although Gabbana tagged the U.K. department store Harrods in one of the photos. The only product on the label's web site under the #DGFamily line is a t-shirt that features a drawing of Dolce and Gabbana with their pet dogs, which retails for $745.
Last August, Dolce issued an apology for his and his partner's remarks about IVF babies and what they considered traditional families. "I’ve done some soul-searching," he said. "I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels.”
Here's your first look at Dolce & Gabbana's #DGFamily capsule collection:
These t-shirts look comfy and cute, but I hope they don't cost $745 either.
Fair and accurate representation of the LGBT community is becoming more prevalent in fashion, not just with Dolce & Gabbana's capsule collection, but with other designers including:
The Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2016 ad campaign features a diverse group of models, including singer Beth Ditto and her wife Kristin Ogata.
Pioneering transgender model Lea T is one of Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci's muses.
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Trans model Hari Nef appeared in the H&M-owned brand's fall campaign last year.
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