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Not only have Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had to pony up over a hundred million dollars in fines related to charges of tax evasion (and are still involved in litigation for hundreds more), now prosecutor Gaetano Ruta has called for two-and-a-half years of jail time for the embattled designers.
Let this be a lesson to all of us this tax season.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are synonymous with major Italian fashion, and despite the ill-advised accessories from last season, the fall 2013 collection should be nothing short of glamorous. We’re livestreaming the Dolce & Gabbana show right here at 8 AM EST, so you’ll want to take your seat — and fast.
Yesterday’s Telegraph ran an enlightening story on Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, in which we learned about their amicable romantic break up, pill-popping habits, and sordid respective pasts as a dancer and a Catholic priest.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are men of many interests. They obviously have the fashion thing down, but they’re also passionate about sports and movies — and right now, they’re flexing their film muscle.
Turns out that billion-dollar tax evasion lawsuit the Italian government dumped on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is back in action. This week, a court overturned the April ruling that let the designers off the hook — and Gabbana took to his Twitter page to air his grievances with the situation.
Yesterday we were a little sad to learn that the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana would close its younger, sportier D&G brand. And today we’ve learned they did it so they could be more like Chanel.
All good things must come to an end, and for Dolce & Gabbana, the smaller, younger D&G brand is just one of those things.
Ever wanted to know what Donatella Versace wears when she’s not sporting sequin-covered gowns? Or what Michael Kors looks like in something other than a black, tailored suit? So did we, and that’s why when we saw Giorgio Armani rocking a speedo last week, we couldn’t help but dig up photos of our other favorite designers in their beach duds. So turn up your A.C, it’s about to get hot in here.
Sometimes we want our makeup to make us look glamourous, and sometimes we want our makeup to be glamourous. Though the end result of makeup application is incredibly satisfying, the application itself brings a different kind of joy. It’s why we love rich textures, fine tools, and creative packaging.
Dolce & Gabbana is adding a standalone e-commerce site to its digital footprint, which has been expanding since the brand set up a mobile website in 2004. So in addition to following the brand on Facebook, Twitter and through Stefano Gabbana‘s Tumblr, reading its online magazine Swide and watching behind-the-scenes videos of its ad campaigns on YouTube, you can buy its clothes and accessories from the comfort of the nearest WiFi hotspot.
If you thought everyone in the fashion industry was impressed with Prada‘s multi-billion dollar listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, you were wrong. Giorgio Armani dismissed rival Miuccia Prada‘s new business venture as nothing more than a clever way to cover up her debts. He also called her clothes ugly.
If Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana didn’t pay taxes on over a billion dollars in income, what would they do with that money? Buy a villa? Start a diffusion line? How about invest a few liras into the fourth (or seventh?) comeback of everybody’s favorite pop diva, Britney Spears?
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana don’t really seem like the kind of guys who would purposefully not pay taxes on a billion dollars of income, but tomorrow they’ll find out if they have to go on trial for doing just that.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana may have a thing for sports, but they also dig some good ol’ pop music, too. Dolce & Gabbana has become Justin Bieber‘s go-to label, and the Italian duo is thrilled about it.
And now, this morning’s billion dollar question: Have designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana really not paid several hundred million euros worth of taxes, or is Guardia di Finanza (Italy’s answer to the IRS) just getting a little slap happy?