Dolce & Gabbana is a powerful fashion house renowned for innovative and maximalist looks. The brand doesn’t shy away from intricate patterns, bold colors and flashy accessories. Celebrities around the world love their looks while sporting them on the red carpet. Royals wear the designs at official appearances while some of the biggest stars like the Kardashians wear the looks on the runway. The Italian fashion brand not only creates beautiful wearable works of art but also uses its influence to support the LGBTQ+ community in a variety of ways.
Dolce & Gabbana Funds a Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students
As a way of celebrating International Coming Out Day, the company announced a new scholarship partnership with Point Foundation. The foundation is the largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ+ students. Its rich history started in the early 2000s with just a few scholars and has grown to fund hundreds of students in the 2022-2023 school year.
Through scholarship awards, the foundation helps students achieve academic success despite barriers they may face. Scholars receive tuition assistance in addition to mentorship and community-building opportunities. This allows them to engage in their field of study by growing their leadership skills.
In order to increase opportunities for LGBTQ+ youth in the fashion world, Dolce & Gabbana is partnering with Point Foundation to provide a four-year scholarship in fashion or related fields. Applications open at the end of October and the recipient will be announced in June of next summer. These students will couple their unique perspectives with impressive academic skills to shape the fashion world of the future.
Love Is Love Campaign Supporting The Trevor Project
The company devoted an entire campaign called Love Is Love to celebrate all forms of queer relationships. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, the ads featured a variety of couples in a style throw-back to the 90s. Dolce & Gabbana paired this campaign with support for The Trevor Project.
The Trevor Project is the largest suicide prevention organization in the world. This project supports young people through crisis counseling and suicide intervention with the goal of ending suicide among LGBTQ+ youth. Dolce & Gabbana’s support helps spread this mission to youth across the globe.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Line Featuring Queer Families
The DGFamily campaign features a range of families on its products, showing gay, lesbian, and straight couples with their children. The line includes handbags, children’s clothing and sleepwear, and backpacks.
The range complemented street art in major fashion cities around the world, from London to Milan to New York. Throughout the cities, eco-friendly graffiti depicted a diverse group of families. The company’s official website invites all families to submit family portraits to celebrate inclusivity as part of its commitment to the LGBTQ+ community.
Dolce & Gabbana’s founders Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have a history of supporting the LGBTQ+ community that continues through their products, campaigns and financial commitments. The investment in Point Foundation will provide for a more inclusive future in the fashion industry as queer youth develop their leadership capacity and academic talents.