Dolce and Gabbana, are the incredible duo Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana. The dynamic twosome are the masterminds behind the multi-million dollar brand that is Dolce and Gabbbana. Dolce and Gabbana--which has splintered into various sub-factions including D&G and D&G Fragrances--is internationally desired by celebrities, musicians, and layman alike.
Dolce and Gabbana starts with the eternal professional and personal partnership of Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana. The two have created a brand that has gained continuous international praise and favor. Mr. Dolce,born in Sicily, grew up with fashion in his genetics. His father was a tailor, and while he was still quite young, Mr. Dolce helped in the family clothing factory. He decided to study fashion formally and moved to Milan, Italy.
Steffano Gabbana’s life history is vastly different. Mr. Gabbana, who is from Milan, did not possess an interest in fashion design until the age of fifteen. Initially, Mr. Gabbana desired to study graphic design, but shortly after beginning university realized his interests lie elsewhere. After graduating, Mr. Gabbana fully understood that his career was not in graphic design and turned his sights to the fashion industry. It was at this time where he met Mr. Dolce in a fashion house in Milan. The two began a relationship and developed their own clothing house in 1982.
Though their fame and international fanfare did not arrive until October of 1985, their designs caused such a stir that in 1986 the Dolce & Gabbana brand launched an official women’s collection. Shortly after, in 1986, Dolce & Gabbana opened their first boutique in Japan. In the 90s, the brand gained even greater recognition after teaming up with pop icon and queen Madonna. Here, the duo sought to create over one thousand costumes for the pop star’s 1993 tour; however, their hard work earned them fame beyond anything they could imagine. Immediately following their collaboration with Madonna, the Dolce & Gabbana brand continued to gain great praise and desire the world over.
Presently, the brand has an international following spanning over six continents. The brand is universally coveted and its most famous clientele include Claudia Schiffer, Zac Efron, Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Richie, Kylie Minogue, Madonna (of course!), Paris Hilton, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Hurley, and Rumer Willis.