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11 posts tagged "Domenico Dolce"

Dolce and Gabbana Sentenced to Prison for Tax Evasion, Will Appeal

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Dolce and Gabbana

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.

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Dolce & Gabbana Threatening to Close

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico DolceEarlier 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.”

Photos: Filippo Fior/ InDigital/ GoRunway

London’s Living La Dolce Vita

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Stefano Gabbana, Kylie Minogue, and Domenico Dolce at the opening of Dolce & Gabbana's new London store“London is unlike any other city,” said Stefano Gabbana at the opening party for Dolce & Gabbana’s New Bond Street men’s store last night. Revealed on the eve of London Collections: Men, the new shop (well, old, actually; it was formerly the D&G store, but in all fairness, it’s had a full facelift) boasts three floors of Italianate architecture, velvet wallpaper, and Scandinavian furniture. A dapper barbershop and a corner dedicated to Dolce & Gabbana’s signature tailoring round out the in-store experience. “The difference between here and Milan is a bit of eccentricity,” Gabbana continued, explaining that Savile Row and Milan both produce pinstripe suits and superb cuts, but that the Brits offer an extra kick. “London will do something cool, like adding a pop of color in the socks and ties. For us, it’s a study in design.” Then, poof, as if on cue, Paul Smith—the king of the aforementioned English eccentricity—gave him a great bear hug.

In addition to a first look at the boutique, guests like Kylie Minogue, Lulu Kennedy, David Gandy, and more were treated to a presentation of the Italian house’s Spring 2014 tailoring collection. The closing looks—a series of T-shirts emblazoned with an image of a giddily happy Kate Middleton—were a tip of the hat to the Brits. Continue Reading “London’s Living La Dolce Vita” »

London Called, Dolce & Gabbana Answered

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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico DolceAs 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

Photo: Filippo Fior/ InDigital/ GoRunway

D&G Is D&G Is…You

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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.