Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house. The company was started by Italian designers Domenico Dolce (born 13 September 1958 in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily) and Stefano Gabbana (born 14 November 1962 in Venice). By 2005 their turnover was 597 million. The two met in Milano in 1980 and worked for the same fashion house. In 1982 they established a designer consulting studio; in time it grew to become Dolce & Gabbana. They presented their first womens collection in 1985 in Milan, where a year later their store would open its doors. (Dolce & Gabbana 2011). Two years later they launched their leotard line, and in 1989 they began designing underwear and swimming costumes (Domenico). Dolce and Gabbana started to export their products to Japan and other countries like the U.S., where they founded their own showroom in 1990 (Gabbana, Stephano 2011).
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