Dolce & Gabbana
Domenico Dolce was born in Sicily and grew up in his father’s workshop who was a costume tailor. He studied fashion at the Marangoni Institute. Stefano Gabbana, from a working-class family in Venice, was doing graphic design studies. He then joined an advertising agency. The two prodigies joined after that the same creative workshop in Milan and decided to become partners by launching their own fashion and design consulting studio. The Dolce & Gabbana story began when they worked as consultants for big Italian fashion Houses at the same time as on their own line. The couple was invited to present their creations at the young designers competition in Milan. Once the adventure was launched, the first Dolce & Gabbana collection was presented in summer 1986. The duo has since become legendary by creating a luxury empire dedicated to women, men and children and by dressing the biggest celebrities.