Dolce & Gabbana

Each season Dolce & Gabbana – self-styled exhibitionist Italian boys – successfully plunder their heritage and the imagery of Italian cinema-makers such as Visconti for their look. New incarnations of dark eyed ‘molto sexy’ widows are reinvented time after time – even if it means with an added metal padlocked corset belt. Domenico Dolce (b. 1958, near Palermo, Sicily) and Stefano Gabbana’s (b.1962, Milan, Italy) creative partnership started out with them as a couple, but in 2005 they separated and

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Amfar And Away

IN HER first public appearance since her ex-partner Heath Ledger’s death in January, Michelle Williams arrived in Cannes yesterday for a 48-hour pit-stop to promote her two new films, Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy & Lucy and Synecdoche, New York. “She was very, very excited – it’s her first trip to Cannes,” Reichardt told PEOPLE.COM, adding that they had marked the occasion with some “celebratory cocktails”. Cocktails were also the drink du jour later that evening, at the annual amfAR gala –

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Dolce & Gabbana Raided

DOLCE & GABBANA is the latest label to fall victim to one of London’s notorious smash-and-grab gangs. In a typical sting (of which the likes of Luella, Anya Hindmarch, Salvatore Ferragamo and FrostFrench have already fallen foul), robbers on scooters smashed through the glass front door of its Old Bond Street boutique late on Monday evening and helped themselves to thousands of pounds worth of handbags and accessories before speeding off. Police are investigating the incident – which is the

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That’s A Wrap

DOLCE & GABBANA closed the Cannes action in spectacular style on Friday night, hosting their annual party, La Dolce Vita, on the Croisette. Dita Von Teese, Kate Hudson, Natalie Portman, Milla Jovovich, Valentino, Juliette Lewis, Dennis Hopper, Sean “P Diddy” Combs and Petra Nemcova joined design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for the festivities, where they honoured Naomi Campbell’s 38th birthday with a lavish cake topped with fresh flowers and palm leaves. Also celebrating was director Laurent Cantet, whose

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Milan’s Star Finale

THINGS took a turn for the seriously starry on the final day of Milan Fashion Week yesterday courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, as A-list guests including J-Lo, Claudia Schiffer and Eva Herzigova stepped onto the catwalk pre-show to pose for the cheering paparazzi; more cheers for the design duo’s couture-esque brocade jackets with structured shoulders, and silky pyjama suits (and lots of sympathy for the poor dog who appeared under the arm of one of the models). Matthew Williamson’s final

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The Wrong Trousers

IT may have drawn acclaim from the critics but one person who isn’t impressed with Dolce & Gabbana’s autumn/winter 2009-10 menswear offering is Giorgio Armani – who has accused the duo of copying him. The look in question is the quilted trouser, which Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are championing for next season but which Armani originally put on his catwalk in June (albeit in a wet-look version, as opposed to the Dolce & Gabbana matt). “Now they copy me.

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A Taxing Issue

DESIGNERS Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found their financial situation rather than their creative output under the microscope this morning as Italian investigators made their recommendations – following an enquiry into the duo’s earnings and subsequent taxes paid. A spokesperson for Italy’s excise and revenue police confirmed yesterday that it had recommended the designers be charged with tax evasion and abuse of rights – and that they should be fined €800 million. The allegations levelled at the designers surround the

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Finance In Fashion – 29/05/2009

This week’s finance-based fashion news: Primark settled out of court for anundisclosed sum with Superdry this week over I.P issues. Superdryaccused the low-cost retailer of copying a jacket worn by David Beckham. Primark have agreed not toreproduce the garment – Drapers Online, May 28, 2009. The Confederation of British Industry announced that retailsales fell in May after a brief boost in April. The CBI added,however, that the sales decline in May was in line with retailers’expectations and apart from April,

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Dolce Down

DOLCE & GABBANA’S flamboyant and uncompromisingly luxurious designs don’t immediately suggest sympathy and understanding to those impacted by the recession – but the designers insist cost concerns are uppermost in their minds – and are cutting prices by as much as 20 per cent as a result. “The first thing people say these days when they walk into a store is, ‘Nice, but how much?’” Stefano Gabbana told WWD. “In this moment of uncertainty, people spend more willingly on travel

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All Change

A WHOLE host of fresh faces arrived on the red carpets of Cannes yesterday as Madonna, Carine Roitfeld and Naomi Campbell jetted into town for the festivities. For Campbell, the occasion was to toast her 38th birthday with her A-list friends, starting out with a party hosted by Dolce & Gabbana and moving onto a more private celebration aboard P Diddy’s yacht. This being Cannes, however, she did put in a red carpet appearance, for the premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s

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