Author(s): Luke Leitch
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are the most successful design partnership in fashion history. Since they burst on to the scene in Milan in the eighties, their multi-million-dollar women's line, menswear, underwear, shoes jewellery and swimwear empire has become one of the dominating forces in Italian - and world - fashion. Every year, the opulent and dramatic presentations, in ever-more spectacular locations, of their successful 21st-century haute couture line Alta Moda are rapturously received by the fashion press.
Luke Leitch was Deputy Fashion Editor at The Times and The Daily Telegraph, and now writes for Vogue, Elle, Esquire, The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. Ben Evans is a fashion writer and Art Coordinator at Vogue.