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Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana   submitted on Fri, 07/27/2007 - 09:45 in Dolce & Gabbana Group by K.V.

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Dolce & Gabbana is an upmarket fashion house started by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Name Dropping….Who wears Dolce and Gabbana?

Madonna, Beyonce ,Monica Bellucci, Ayumi Hamasaki, Isabella Rossellini ,Kylie Minogue, Victoria Beckham, Jennifer Lopez

What Do They Make­?

Often seen as flashy and theatrical rather than elegant

Dolce & Gabbana is organized into main labels: D&G (casual, street, cheaper) and Dolce&Gabbana (luxurious, designer label,costs more, says more.

Both lines offer beachwear, underwear, eyewear (ophthalmic & sunglasses) and fragrances. The D&G line also carries the jewelry and watches

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D&G Junior is a separate line aimed at children under the age of 13.

In 2005, the designers teamed up with Motorola for the first time to produce a Special Edition Gold RAZR V3i which was limited to 1000 phones and distributed by D&G boutiques and major Motorola retailers. This collaboration was renewed in 2006 for another release.

Who Are These D&G guys what’s the Goss?

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have been designing together since 1985. They were a flamboyant couple who were considered inseparable until… they separated in 2005, after nearly 20 years. The company stays the same, they continue to design together.

“On a professional level we are still together…we work together wonderfully well, we have a very strong understanding. What happened in the past is still there, it continues and will continue forever. We have a very strong love."

Other Interesting Stuff

Dolce & Gabbana was publicly criticized by Britain's advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in January 2007, for an advertising campaign showing models brandishing knives.

The ads, showed two men holding a wounded women and two men threatening a man in a chair while another lay on the floor with a head wound.

The ad could be seen as condoning and glorifying knife-related violence," the ASA said of the Times advert. "It was irresponsible." Dolce & Gabbana said the adverts drew no complaints when they were published in China, Europe, Hong Kong, Japan and the United States.

Dolce & Gabbana open ‘Gold' restaurant in Milan

. Gold has long been an element in D&G's collections, being it their jewellery, ready-to-wear, accessories, and now restaurant décor.

.Gold has several levels including a downstairs bistro that opens at lunchtime and a more formal upstairs that serves dinner only.

“the golden theme isn't necessarily intended to represent money and luxury but more importantly gold is "an upbeat, sunny color" that signifies a "taste for beauty and for sensual pleasure."


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