Bish What? Dolce & Gabbana Is Selling 'Slave Sandals'

Bish What? Dolce & Gabbana Is Selling 'Slave Sandals'

This isn't the first time the brand has made cultural missteps.

Published March 5th

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is under fire — again — for it's culturally insensitive  marketing. The high-end brand has come under fire again over a new style of shoe that the company has named the “Slave Sandal.”

The “Slave Sandal in Napa Leather with Pompoms” is being sold for $2,395, and is available for pre-order on the company’s website. The sandals were also featured in D&G’s spring 2016 collection, calling them “a declaration of love to Italy.” While “Slave” was once an acceptable name for lace-up sandals, the term “gladiator,” has since replaced it.

Dolce & Gabbana is stranger to backlash following a release of a new product. Several years ago, the company sparked anger over earrings that looked like Blackamoors. The company is once again feeling the heat on social media for the latest release:

Dolce & Gabbana has yet to apologize for either the name or the design, which one Twitter user called, “a tragic accident between some craft materials and hot glue gun.”

(Photo: Dolcegabbana.com)

Written by Evelyn Diaz


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