DOMENICO DOLCE & STEFANO GABBANA
Dominico Dolce (right on the picture) was born in Sicily, Italy, in 1958 in the family of a tailor (his father) and a merchant of fabrics and apparel (his mother). He attended Istituto Marangoni in Milan studying fashion and was dreaming to work for Armani. But before graduating the designer dropped out from the school, as he was sure to be fit enough to work in the industry.
Stefano Gabbana (left on the picture) was born in 1962 in Milan in the family of a printing fabric employee (his father) and a laundry company employee (his mother). He studied fashion design in the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche in Rome.
In 1980 the two designers met each other through Giorgio Corregiani, the employer of Domenico. In 1983 they left Corregiani to work together on their own. Two years later the brand Dolce & Gabbana was born.
The first fashion show took place in 1985 and the first collection was released in 1986. One year later the first Dolce & Gabbana store was opened in Milan.
In 1988 a partnership was establisched between the brand and Saverio Dolce, Dominico’s father, who operated the textiles manufacturing company close to Milan.
The brand continued to expand with its lingerie, beachwear and menswear lines. The peak of the popularity came to the company in 1993, when Madonna has chosen the costumes for her Girlie Show World Tour to be designed by Dominico and Stefano. After that a lot of celebrities have chosen the designers work including Monica Belucci, Angelina Jolie and Kylie Minogue.
Nowadays Dolce & Gabbana is presented with more than a hundred of own stores and is making more than one billion Euro turnover per year.
Watch the Behind the Scenes Interview of Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce
Watch Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2019 Fashion Show