DOLCE & GABBANA
Dolce and Gabbana are arguably the most powerful and influential designers of our time. Their clients include some of the best dressed people in the world, such as the Beckhams, Madonna and Sophia Loren.
Stefano Gabbana was born on 14th November 1962, in Venice, Italy. Domencio Dolce was born on 13th September 1958, in a small village in Sicily. Dolce studied fashion design in Sicily and gained experience in his parents businesses. Gabbana, however, studied graphic design and gained some work experience in fashion, as an assistant in an atelier in Milan, where the pair first met in 1980.
Born: August 13, 1958, in Palermo, Sicily (Dolce); November 14, 1962, in Milan (Gabbana)
First break: The duo debuted as "New Talent" at the Milan collections in 1985.
Company founded: 1985; menswear in 1990
Based in: Milan
Men's line D&G Dolce Gabbana (1994)
Selected awards: FHM Designer of the Year (1996), Footwear News Footwear Designer of the Year (1997), GQ Best Designer of the Year (2003)
Signature quote: "When two people collaborate the right way, there is a third person that is born." (Gabbana)
Worn by: Jude Law, Brad Pitt, Colin Farrell, Nicolas Cage, Martin Sheen, Jesse McCartney, Mos Def, Adam Scott
Random fact: Designed more than 1,300 costumes for Madonna's 1993 "Girlie Show" world tour.
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