The SCOTUS marriage decision is being claimed as an influence on gay fashion — which means the general fashion industry for men — despite two notorious homosexual heretics.
I never thought I’d end up blogging about fashion on this website (or anywhere else), but this article at the Wall Street Journal caught my eye: “Men’s Labels Show Swagger on European Runways.”
After mentioning a couple of sports stars who are being used as PR for this year’s male fashion industry, the article tells us,
The moves signal how bullish the men’s fashion industry is about the business and its potential to reach a broader audience with the help of men like Messrs. Cruz and Westbrook. The men’s fashion weeks in Milan and Paris wound up Sunday with a splashy, swaggering show for Saint Laurent that seemed to channel the spirit of an industry emboldened by continued strong sales. Designer men’s labels that show in Milan and Paris make up most of what is carried in U.S. department stores. A men’s fashion week in London is growing and a new men’s fashion week will launch in New York in less than two weeks.
Several designers offered looks for spring 2016 that were aimed at nudging men out of their comfort zones and encouraging them to express more personal style. While they generally didn’t propose anything radical, designers offered a broad menu of trend options, including flowing silhouettes, delicate fabrics, vivid graphics, decorative embroidery and darker colors than are usually shown for summer.
Suits and sportswear had slouchy or flowing silhouettes, continuing a gradual shift over the past few seasons toward a looser fit. These slouchy silhouettes often came with higher-waisted pants.
Several labels employed lightweight, delicate fabrics more commonly found in womenswear, including lace shirts at Gucci and silk shirts and suits at Etro.
The article goes on like this for several paragraphs and includes a description of a recent fashion show. But here’s the punch line:
Retailers were generally enthusiastic about the show and the confident, expansive spirit it showed. “It was provocative, and it’s exciting seeing that kind of mood and permissiveness for self-expression in fashion at the same time as the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on gay marriage,” says Bruce Pask, men’s fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman.
Yeah, it is all coming at us as one national-cultural movement.
Ironically, however, the article includes a reference to “collections by Dolce & Gabbana” referring to a homosexual couple who are hated by other homosexuals. They have committed the heresy of condemning homosexual marriage. According to Breitbart:
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the eponymous fashion house, have come out strongly against gay marriage, the notion of gay families, and the use of surrogacy to procreate.
The billionaire pair, who used to be romantically linked, gave an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama, in which they said, “The only family is the traditional one. No chemical offspring and rented uterus. Life has a natural flow; there are things that cannot be changed.”
They also said, “Procreation must be an act of love.”
“I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Uteri for rent, semen chosen from a catalogue,” Dolce stated.
Gabanna said, “The family is not a fad. In it there is a supernatural sense of belonging.”
The pair have long been outspoken about gay marriage. In 2013, when the London Telegraph asked them if they had ever considered getting married, they answered, “What? Never!” Dolce said, “I’m a practicing Catholic.”
Gabbana told the Daily Mail in 2006, “I am opposed to the idea of a child growing up with two gay parents.”
Naturally, all sorts of people were incensed. Boycotts were called for. The moral outrage and condemnation was expressed by such wonderful people as Elton John, who has rented wombs more than once to create his “family” with his partner. A typical response came from Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi, as reported by Eonline.
Ellen DeGeneres has joined Elton John’s boycott of Dolce & Gabbana and says their remarks about same-sex parenting and what was dubbed “synthetic children” were “ignorant.”
She and wife Portia de Rossi, spoke to E! News at the 2015 GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday.
Dolce & Gabbana founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had made their remarks to an Italian magazine earlier this month, expressing their disapproval of “synthetic children” conceived via artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization, the only viable method of getting pregnant for both same-sex and heterosexual pairs.
“It’s not even worth commenting on because they’re, you know, ignorant,” DeGeneres told E! News.
I have to say it is highly entertaining to hear DeGeneres call people “ignorant” in a news story that felt it necessary to explain to the reader that same-sex couples can’t make babies together.
Behind all of this is lurking a real threat. Not only are homosexuals, and liberals generally, trying to form one monolithic culture in which everyday fashion and a Supreme Court decision are all part of one common project, but they are also at war with any reminders of basic biological facts. Degeneris takes unfortunate wording from Dolce and Gabbana to pretend all he is opposing is the technique. But taking all their statements it is obvious that they are making the point that children should be loved by their parents and should be raised by them. One parent should not be reduced to a donor, so that the child can be raised by an unrelated person in order to create the fantasy of a same-sex couple starting a family.
If they are this hostile to basic reality, just how much more coercion and punishment can we expect from these people in their war against nature, family, and Jesus?