Legendary fashion designer Stefano Gabbano got into it with his fans when some took issue with the Dolce & Gabbana designer sharing a picture of First Lady Melania Trump.
According to Yahoo, the first lady was wearing the designer’s $2,895 Turlington jacket in her first official portrait. One half of the Dolce & Gabbana brand took notice and appeared eager to celebrate the significant achievement. For any fashion designer, having your work modeled by the first lady in an official portrait could be seen as a crowning achievement.
Gabbana called it “Beautiful,” when he shared the photo of Melania on Instagram.
Some of Gabbana’s fans took issue with the decision to celebrate the first lady – despite nothing about his posting was political. Although he didn’t respond to all his critics, Gabba’s response to one commenters showed how he really feels about those who insulted him.
After one Instagram user labelled the posting “disgusting,” Gabbana fired back. “Vai a cagare,” wrote Gabbana, an Italian insult that roughly translates to ”Go to hell.”
According to People Magazine, that wasn’t the only testy exchange Gabbana found himself in on Tuesday. In response to one user calling for a boycott of his high-end Italian fashion label, Gabbana responded, “Vai a cagare!! Ti boicotto io la testa cretina.”
According to Google Translate, that insult translates to something along the lines of “Go to hell! I’ll boycott [your] stupid head.”
Stefano Gabbana has posted pictures of Melania and Ivanka Trump frequently since Donald Trump won the presidential election in November. While the designer often compliments their looks and their outfits, he is attacked by his followers for anything he posts even remotely related to Donald Trump.
Stefano Gabbana’s Instagram postings may continue to draw the ire of his adoring fans, but it’s clear from his response to their latest attack that he just doesn’t care what they have to say.