Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram, a current spokesperson for Coach and a well-established singer and actress.
But evidently Stefano Gabbana has his own opinion of the 25-year-old star after he made a rather tasteless comment on an Instagram picture featuring the singer.
Fashion news site The Catwalk Italia shared the picture featuring Selena in five different red dresses and asked its 1.4 million followers to pick their favorite look – however as Instagram account Diet Prada pointed out, Gabbana chose instead to comment, ‘She’s so ugly!!!’ on the picture, prompting a flurry of outraged responses from Selena’s fans.
Beauty in red: Fashion blog The Catwalk Italia shared five pictures of Selena Gomez, 25, rocking a red dress at events
Controversial: Esteemed designer Stefano Gabbana commented on the photo calling the famous singer and actress ‘so ugly’, as pointed out by Instagram account Diet Prada
Don’t play games: One commenter responded to Gabbana and warned him about Selena’s avid fan base. He has since been hit with hundreds of comments about his jibe
Gabbana’s comment has since been deleted, but that hasn’t stopped a wave of Selena’s most avid fans targeting the designer in response to his treatment of Selena.
One wrote: ‘@stefanogabbana I don’t realize what you just did. Good look sir. Selena fans don’t play games.’
But Gabbana, 55, seemed unfazed by the scrutiny and responded back to the Instagrammer with a simple ‘hahaha’.
After fashion blog Diet Prada featured his comment on its on Instagram page, he has since changed his tune and tried to backtrack the original comment.
The designer re-commented on the photo, ‘è proprio brutta’, which translates from Italian to ‘its so ugly.’ It is unclear if Gabbana was attempting to make commenters think he was talking about the dresses being ugly instead of Selena.
But the fans were not impressed by the designer’s comment and quickly came to the defense of the singer.
One person wrote: ‘The only thing ugly I see here is your personality.’
Other fans appeared to know even know who the famous designer was after multiple people responded to his jab asking him ‘who are you?’
Backtrack: Stefano has since deleted his comment and instead posted another one that translates in English to ‘its so ugly’
Who are you? Many Instagrammers defended Selena’s looks and some didn’t even know the famous fashion designer
Gabbana known for making controversial comments within his decades long career as an esteemed designer.
He took a swipe at supermodel Kate Moss earlier this week by leaving a catty comment on a photo she shared on Instagram.
The picture in question saw Kate, 44, wearing a £2,995 leg-baring playsuit as she headed to a Saint Laurent fashion show in New York City and was also shared by The Catwalk Italia blog.
While many praised the fashion doyenne’s ‘stunning’ ensemble, Gabbana simply wrote: ‘No.’
MailOnline has contacted Dolce & Gabbana for comment.
His deadpan comment caused fans to leap to Kate’s praise, with one accusing Gabbana of being ‘jealous’ that she was not wearing one of his designs.
However, many Instagrammers were less bothered, and delighted in the outspoken designer’s fashion critique.
One wrote: ‘@stefanogabbana you always have the best come backs! I looove your comments. Stefano needs a fashion critic show!’
Sultry: Fashion news site The Catwalk Italia recently asked their 1.4 million Instagram followers whether they thought Kate Moss’ Saint Lauren playsuit (pictured) was a hit or a miss
Icons: Stefano Gabbana (left, with business partner Domenico Dolce) is one half of the Italian fashion house that counts a huge number of celebrity devotees
Jealous? While many praised the fashion doyenne’s ‘stunning’ ensemble, Gabbana simply wrote: ‘No’
Mixed reaction: Gabbana’s comment caused fans to leap to Kate’s praise, with one accusing Gabbana of being ‘jealous’ – however, many Instagrammers were less bothered
Stunning: The supermodel wore the playsuit in her appearance as was a front row guest at Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring 2018 Saint Laurent men’s show in New York
Supporter: Kate on the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana at Milan Fashion Week in 1998. She is not believed to have worked with the Italian fashion house in recent years
Kate wore the playsuit in her appearance as was a front row guest at Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring 2018 Saint Laurent men’s show in New York.
The veteran model has walked for a number of D&G shows over the years, since first appearing in their Fall/Winter 1992 campaign alongside Nadja Auermann.
Indeed, she wore one of their leopard print coats on the day of her 30th birthday while her younger sister, 20-year-old Lottie, took part in their Italian Christmas runway show at Harrods last year.
The billionaire fashion duo with an A-list clientele who were a couple for 23 years
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana came from modest backgrounds to become two of the richest men in Italy.
Dolce, 56, was born near Palermo, Sicily, where his father was a tailor and his mother worked in a shop selling fabric and clothes.
He met Gabbana, 52 – who was born in Milan to a factory worker father and laundress mother – in a club in the early 1980s.
Dolce helped his friend find a job with him working for designer Giorgio Correggiari, and their friendship blossomed into a relationship.
They moved in together in 1983 and founded Dolce & Gabbana fashion house in 1985. Their big break then came in 1993 when Madonna signed them to design costumes for her Girlie tour – including her famous black beaded bra.
Rise to the top: Dolce (right) and Gabbana came from modest backgrounds to become two of the richest men in Italy
The pair ended their relationship after more than 20 years in 2005, admitting they had ‘been drifting apart for five years’.
But they remained business partners, with Gabbana describing his friend as ‘my family’ after the break-up.
They revealed in a 2010 interview that they lived in identical apartments one floor above the other in the same building in Milan.
They also own luxury homes in France and London, as well as hosting lavish parties on their yacht in Monaco.
In 2013 the businessmen joined Bloomberg’s prestigious Billionaires’ Index, with Dolce’s net worth estimated at $2.2billion (£1.5billion) and Gabbana’s at around $2.1billion.
They were also acquitted of tax evasion by Italy’s highest court in October last year, which overruled decisions by two lower courts to hand them a 20-month suspended sentence for failing to pay tax on around 200million euros (£142million).
They were accused of funnelling funds through a firm in Luxembourg, but following their acquittal issued a statement saying: ‘We have always been honest.’
Their brand remains a celebrity favourite and has been worn by A-listers including Kylie Minogue, Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.