On November 2nd, the Facebook page “Miss Décolleté 2018” posted aphoto depicting the fashion line of the creative director of Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia. Namely, the picture shows a model wearing a T-shirt with the following inscription “მიშა შეიწყალეთ” [Pardon Misha]. The post itself is accompanied by the following comment: “Demna Gvasalia, Autumn-Winter 2021,” creating the impression that Demna Gvasalia expressed support for Mikheil Saakashvili through his new collection.
The photo shared by the page “Miss Décolleté 2018” is edited using Photoshop. In fact, the presentation of Demna Gvasalia’s new Vetements collection was held in July 2019, and the original photo shows the model wearing a T-shirt with the caption “უფალო შეგვიწყალენ” [Lord have Mercy].
“უფალო შეგვიწყალენ”[Lord have Mercy], „საქართველო“ [Georgia] „სოხუმი“ [Sokhumi] „ტანსაცმელი“ [Vetements], „თავისუფალი ზონა“ [Free Zone] „WE DANCE TOGETHER, WE FIGHT TOGETHER“ were the captions engraved on Demna Gavasalia’s ‘Vetements’ Spring-Summercollection of 2019. The collection was inspired by Georgia and the violence experienced by Gvasalia’s family in 1992. The Georgian-born designer tried to illuminate not only historical but also the current socio-political processes in Georgia.
About the Source
The Facebook page “Miss Décolleté 2018” is linked to POSTV journalist Nino Adamashvili. The Facebook page positions itself as an entertaining page, but in addition to entertaining posts, it also spreads political content and tries to discredit the Georgian Dream opponents. Noteworthy, on October 15th, the Facebook page published a photo of Mikheil Saakashvili attached to a hearse. After a few hours from posting, the false information was removed from the page.
For more details, see the article of “Myth Detector:”Facebook Trolls Discrediting Mikheil Saakashvili in a Coordinated Manner
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