D&G Dolce & Gabbana Story-Stylert.com
Dolce and Gabbana are possibly the most powerful and influential designer couple of our time. They are very popular amongst celebrities such as Victoria and David Beckham, Madonna and many others.
By: gaby schmid
Stefano Gabbana was born in November 14, 1962, in Venice, Italy. He had no fashion education; he had studied graphic design and became a advertising art director after graduation. Dolce is the son of a Sicilian tailor, he was born in September 13, 1958, in Polizzi Generosa a small village near Palermo, Sicily, and he studied fashion design in Sicily and worked in his family's small clothing factory. They met in 1980 each other when they were working as assistants in an atelier in Milan. Their first collection won international recognition was in 1985, and their first shop they launched in 1989 in Japan. In 1990 they presented their first men's collection and opened their first women's boutique in Milan. That same year, the duo began designing the Complice line for the Genny Group in Milan (Complice had been designed by Versace from 1975 to 1981, and then by Claude Montana until 1987.) Scarves, ties, beachwear, perfume, and accessories were added in 1992.
The company has just published a book called "10 Years of Dolce & Gabbana", illustrating the history of the designer duo through pictures of top fashion photographers. The duo also recently recorded a CD with dancefloor music under the D&G label. Dolce & Gabbana; Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's creative partnership started out with them as a couple, but in 2005 they separated and carried on the business as friends. They have successfully channelled the power of the front row, the ad campaign and celebrity friends to their advantage with friends like Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue. In February 2010, it was announced that American singer Madonna would design a collection of sunglasses set to be released in May of that year. They also have a set of fragrances, for men and women.
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