The Dolce & Gabbana designers are receiving very public flack for their recent comments on family.  Photo courtesy of

Dear Signori Dolce and Gabbana, It’s been a while since we last spoke (talking to you here, Stefano, after our phone convo in Italian to chat about your iconic Sicily bag last spring) but I feel like it’s time we have another chat. I don’t need to tell you how much I love everything that you do and have done to
elevate Milan fashion and bring a sensibility of
alta moda to every Italian woman, from the classic bombshell to the weeping Sicilian widow (because everyone deserves to be draped in lace and a fitted corset, and why not—
perché non?). So everything I’m about to say comes from a place of love that runs so vast and deep it’s almost as if I’m referring to my own
famiglia; because even though indirectly, I feel so personally let down by the implication of your recent statements on family. Sentiments that led parents like Elton John and Ricky Martin to publicly call you out on your shamefully misguided view that any child born of the invitro fertilization process is considered "synthetic". I only wish it had ended there: you, who identify as gay men and were once longtime romantic partners, continued to say that children need to be raised by a mother and father, the definition of a traditional family unit.