Dolce & Gabbana Executive Resigns
The editorial director of Swide, D&G's magazine, has stepped down following the designers' controversial remarks about same-sex parenting.
Things are not looking bright for Dolce & Gabbana. Following Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce's insensitive comments about same-sex parenting, Elton John and Ryan Murphy are among those to take part in the "Boycott Dolce & Gabbana" campaign, and now one of D&G's own executives has announced that he will be stepping down as the editorial director of the luxury label's magazine Swide after seven years.
Giuliano Federico, who has been part of Swide since its inception in 2008, took to Facebook to write a post about his resignation, saying that remarks made by the designers "are in total conflict with my personal beliefs and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country."
He concluded the post, "I'm proud of being Italian, proud of our past and traditions, but I believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children."
Read the full statement below.
Dear Facebook friends,
I'm writing here to inform you all that today I’ve presented my resignation as editorial director at Swide.com, Dolce & Gabbana's magazine. It has been a difficult but clear decision. Over the last years, together with the editorial team and many independent contributors from all over the world, we've been telling tales from the past and the present about Italians and Italy, following the extraordinary way of Stefano and Domenico in making the Italian culture and traditions a pop statement.
I believe that fashion designers should stay in their own routes simply designing clothes, even if Stefano and Domenico always successfully aimed in putting their own personal values into their collections.
However recent personal opinions expressed by the two designers in the interview for Panorama magazine regarding the idea of family and the way human beings can create their own families, values that are central in the public Italian political debate, are in total conflict with my personal beliefs and with my commitments towards civil rights in my country.
For this reason I’ve resigned from my role as editorial director at Swide.com. It is time that each of us makes little actions to claim their own beliefs. I'm proud of being Italian, proud of our past and traditions, but I believe that Italy can look at a more modern and equal future for our citizens and children. All children.