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Elton John Boycotts Dolce & Gabbana, and More of Today’s News

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In an interview with Italian magazine Panorama, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana voiced their opinion on in vitro fertilization and same-sex families. The pair said, “We oppose gay adoptions. The only family is the traditional one.” Domenico added, “I call children of chemistry, synthetic children.” Elton John, whose two sons were conceived through IVF, took to Instagram to express his disappointment, stating IVF is “a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children.” John ended his post by vowing to never wear Dolce & Gabbana again, resulting in the trending hashtag #boycottdolceandgabbana. Dolce and Gabbana didn’t let up, with Gabbana posting his own responses on Instagram, touting the importance of free speech.

Rumor has it the world’s highest-paid supermodel may be ending her reign. Brazilian newspaper Moda Estadão is reporting that Gisele Bündchen will retire from the runway after taking to the catwalk one final time at São Paulo fashion week this coming April. Don’t panic too much: The model will reportedly continue to appear in her contracted campaigns for brands like Chanel and Under Armour.

He’s conquered the music world and he’s been accepted by the fashion set, so has Kanye West decided to turn his focus to film? The rapper is rumored to have been offered a role in Zoolander 2, in which Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, and Naomi Campbell are also expected to make cameos. Fingers crossed he judges a walk-off!

In an effort to encourage healthy lifestyles and positive body images, France is likely to pass a bill that will ban the hiring of extremely thin models. The law would require that models have regular weight checks and be able to prove via medical certificate that they have a Body Mass Index of at least 18 before booking a job.

Karlie talks social media…

Though she may have an ever-growing social fan base (that includes more than 2 million Instagram followers), Karlie Kloss has mixed feelings about social media. “I do think there is something special that has been lost a little bit,” the model said, citing the burdens of social media as somewhat of a distraction. Kloss is able to see the positive effects of sharing moments, too, particularly within the fashion world: “One of the things about bringing people to the conversation is it also democratizes what is popular and who is powerful. I think it’s incredible that a blogger who has a really great voice can earn a front-row seat at a show.”

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