Melania’s designer tells critics to go to hell

From Umberto Gonzalez at The Wrap:

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.”

To judge from the noise, they have box seats there.

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. More.

Reality check: It’s not a crime to do business with her yet. When it is, how will the virtuous punish the criminals?

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