Talent mogul Kim Kardashian had the equivalent of a senior moment, rushing to produce an Instagram Story praising Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana’s big box of goodies sent her by the controversial luxury brand. In the short clip, the KKW Beauty mogul pans across several sequinned tuxedo jackets while narrating, “So I come home to these amazing, huge Dolce & Gabbana boxes”.
By now Kardashian knows that her every move is under the microscope, leaving people confused that days after announcing that she and husband Kanye West are expecting a fourth child via IVF, she would use her reputation to advance a brand that advocated against IVF, saying “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one…. No chemical offsprings and rented uterus: life has a natural flow, there are things that should not be changed.”
Kardashian pulled her Insta Story within hours, but one wonders exactly what she was thinking. AOC doesn’t disparage Kim Kardashian in any way. We’re not KK haters but admirers of her frankly prodigious business talents and ability to live in the limelight 24/7. But surely Kardashian knows that the Dolce & Gabbana brand is newly-toxic, yet again over its controversial antics and subsequent cancellation of their late fall 2018 Shanghai show.
In reality, the Dolce & Gabbana brand is aligned far closer to the Trumplandia values embraced by her husband Kanye West than her own more progressive ones. One wonders if Kanye told the DG boys to send over the loot, so Kim could hawk it. How much $$$ was it worth to all parties involved.
Walking one’s values is tricky, the more one lives in the limelight. I was disheartened this morning to see women models and talents I respect, hawking Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2019 ad campaign. AOC is loathe to condemn their actions (and won’t) because each of us must make private decisions about how we walk our own talk.
For our part, Anne of Carversville will no longer actively promote Dolce & Gabbana in any way, until they achieve a degree of goddess-driven enlightenment. Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns, runway shows and sponsored fashion editorials will not appear again on AOC until they meet our values for a period of three years. Note that this is hardly difficult; their bad boy behavior cuts against that vast majority of critical thinking in the luxury brand market.
The truth is that Dolce & Gabbana embraces a set of traditional values that threaten the very fabric of progressive societies, because they are driven by old-fashioned, patriarchal, white males rule, boys club thinking.
AOC will give no more exposure to Dolce & Gabbana for years to come. ~ Anne