11 posts tagged "Domenico Dolce"
Dolce & Gabbana’s tax evasion case, which began when the designers were charged in 2008, has been filled with twists, turns, and excessive legal jargon. Today, news broke that Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, and their accountant Luciano Patellito have been sentenced to one year, six months in prison. Don’t gasp just yet, though: The designers’ lawyers have said they will appeal the ruling to Italy’s equivalent of the Supreme Court.
Earlier this week, Dolce & Gabbana‘s Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana temporarily closed their Milan boutiques in protest of being found guilty of tax evasion—a verdict that will require them to pay 343.4 million euros, plus interest, in fines. Today, the Telegraph reports that the pair, who are appealing the charges, will shutter their label if their sentence is not overturned. “If we deserved the sentence, there would be nothing to say. But we do not deserve it, and so, unfortunately, we would have to close,” said Gabbana. Dolce added, “What do you want us to do? We will close. We will not be able to deal with it. [It's] impossible.”
As the men’s shows approach, the London Collections: Men (which will run from June 16 to 18) seems to be gaining more steam. Today, Dolce & Gabbana announced that it will open its fourth London boutique with a bash on June 15. Additionally, after being invited to kick off the season by London Collections: Men chair and British GQ editor in chief Dylan Jones, the brand will show its Spring ’14 tailoring collection during the event. Dolce & Gabbana, whose designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana noted in a statement that British tailoring is part of the house’s DNA, join high-profile names such as Burberry Prorsum, Rag & Bone, Paul Smith, and Jimmy Choo in presenting in London for the first time this season
Few fashion labels are as tapped into social media as Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian design duo has over three million Facebook fans and 203,250 Twitter followers (and counting). Plenty of them have shed a virtual tear since the brand announced that it was discontinuing its lower-priced D&G collection, but Domenico and Stefano would rather go out with a bang than a whimper. To celebrate the line’s last season, they’re asking their devotees to create music videos for a remix of D&G’s very own dance song, “D&G Music,” made several years ago and featuring Stefano repeating the brand mantra: “D&G is D&G, D&G is love.” The call will go out today, and aspiring directors have until January 9 to deliver their clips to www.dandgisdandg.com, after which the designers will handpick their favorites to be edited into a final video to be debuted on YouTube. For more information on the project, watch this video below.