A controversy around alleged racial stereotyping sidetracked luxe Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana in November, leading to social medias shaming and a "conspicuous" absence "from red carpets at the Golden Globes and Oscars earlier this year," according to the New York Times. But "now the episode is starting to look like another fashion fall-and-redemption narrative. Or more precisely, fall-and-return. Because the redemption part of this story is not exactly clear. And that has implications when it comes to call-out culture, and the ability (or willingness) of consumers and influencers to hold brands to account over time."