The White House released Melania Trump’s first official portrait on Monday, and Italian designer Stefano Gabbana is cool with the fact that she is rocking a Dolce & Gabbana blazer — on top of the fact that she wore a massive diamond ring reportedly worth $3 million. The designer defended FLOTUS and told Instagram trolls who chided him for working with her to “go to hell.”
Gabbana took to his personal Instagram account to post Trump’s portrait, taken by Belgian-born photographer Régine Mahaux, with the caption, “#DGWoman BEAUTIFUL #melaniatrump Thank you #madeinitaly,” and a mix of heart emojis and the American and Italian flag emojis.
However, Gabbana got trolled hard by some of his followers.
One follower @_boyafraid_ wrote, “So you have lost a follower, and worst, an admirer,” only to have Gabbana respond, “i dont care!! Really.”
Gabbana responded in Italian: “vai a cagare,” which translates to “go to hell.”
Regardless, Gabbana’s post still managed to garner more than 10,000 likes.
Although other designers have balked and outright refused to dress Trump, including Tom Ford, Zac Posen and Christian Siriano, Gabbana seems to have no problem putting the first lady in D&G designs.
The first lady, a former fashion model, is shown from the waist up wearing a black ensemble. Looking directly into the camera, FLOTUS is sporting what appears to be a smile, though we can’t say for sure.
What is becoming crystal clear is that people are less than amused by what’s on her finger: A diamond so massive it might be visible from space along with the Great Wall of China.