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15 Facts about Dolce and Gabbana

Founded in 1985, Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury Italian fashion house that was established two Italian fashion designers; Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The pair are partners in both business and their personal life. Although this is one of the best-known fashion houses in the world, there are many facts you may not know about Dolce & Gabbana and here are 15 facts about Dolce and Gabbana!

  1. Dolce and Gabbana met in Milan in 1980 when working for the same fashion house and established their own fashion house in Legnano five years later.
  2. Their first women’s fashion collection was presented in Milan in 1985.
  3. The first Dolce & Gabbana store opened in Milan in 1986.
  4. They further developed their range of clothing by introducing leotards in 1988 and then lingerie in 1989.
  5. A boutique was opened in Tokyo in 1989.
  6. The first showroom in the United States opened in 1990.
  7. In 1992, they presented their first men’s collection.
  8. Also in 1992, their first perfume was launched.
  9. The 2015 autumn/ winter collection was a celebration of motherhood and the models who presented the range at fashion shows walked onto the catwalk with their own children.
  10. Dolce & Gabbana have made controversial comments about in vitro fertilization (IVF) and this led Elton John to encourage people to boycott this fashion brand.
  11. The designers say their recognizable look was inspired by ‘La Dolce Vita’, a 1960 movie.
  12. Since 1990, Dolce & Gabbana have been the official sponsors of the Italian national soccer team. They provide the team with sportswear, formalwear, and a range of accessories.
  13. In 1993, Madonna had a world tour called ‘The Girlie Show’ and Dolce & Gabbana were commissioned to create the costumes for this.
  14. Dolce & Gabbana chose Madonna for their 2010 advertising campaign.
  15. They have many celebrity fans who wear their clothes. These include Madonna, Angelina Jolie, Monica Bellucci, and Isabella Rossellini.

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