Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana SpA (pronounced ['dol?e e gab'bana]) is the high-end fashion house started by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Dolce & Gabbana are very popular for their designs in the Hollywood industry; they have designed clothes for Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Ayumi Hamasaki, Isabella Rossellini and Kylie Minogue amongst others. The company is based in Milan. The private life of Gabbana and Dolce's affairs became public in 2004, when they officially announced their separation. The company will still stay the same, and they will continue to design together.

Dolce & Gabbana's first store in the United States opened in March 1995 in the upscale shopping mecca "the Galleria" in Houston's fashion district. Since then, a boom in interest in their clothes has called for openings of their boutiques in other major cosmopolitan cities all over the world. Their boutiques have become a symbol of high fashion and couture. Dolce & Gabbana was also mentioned in the song My Humps by the Black Eyed Peas.

Dolce & Gabbana is organized into two central lines for adults. 'D&G' and is considerably sunglasses and fragrances.


Domenico Dolce, was born on August 13, 1958 in Polizzi Generosa, Italy, and Stefano Gabbana was born on November 14, 1962, in Venice, Italy. As students, Gabbana studied graphic design, but Dolce received a fashion education, studying in Venice and working in the small clothing factory his family owned. In 1980, the duo met when they worked at the same atelier in Venice. They began to do freelance design in 1982, when they began doing business together. When their first collection was shown in 1986, it received acclaim from around the globe. Four years later, they revealed their premiere menswear collection and opened a women's boutique in Milan. Also in 1990, they started designing for the Complice line for the Genny Group in Milan. Recently, the fashion house published a book chronicling 10 years of Dolce & Gabbana history. Dolce & Gabbana are on the same line of couture houses of Armani, Versace, Gucci, Prada and Moschino. Dolce and Gabbana announced on the 20th February 2005 that they would split up after 19 years. Stefano Gabbana said that "This is a love split, not a business split,". Moreover he said "Domenico and I are still very good friends and, as for the working relationship, we are still very much together. Business, in fact, has never been better." In 2005, in partnership with Motorola Dolce & Gabbana S.p.A. branded a gold limited edition (1000 produced) RAZR V3i, it is available exclusively through Dolce & Gabbana boutiques. It features Dolce & Gabbana logo, music and customisation, the striking gold design is its main difference to the normal RAZR. Generally, Dolce & Gabbana is written as previously, however it is spelt by the company when printed as Dolce&Gabbana (without the space), it is only in the logo where there is a space