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10 Facts About Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana is a luxury Italian fashion house founded in 1985 in Legnano by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Legnano [leɲˈɲaːno] is an Italian town and comune with 60,313 inhabitants in the north-westernmost part of the Metropolitan City of Milan, about 20 kilometres from central Milan.

Stefano Gabbana is an Italian fashion designer and, along with Domenico Dolce, the co-founder of the Dolce & Gabbana luxury fashion house.

Fashion design is the art of application of design and aesthetics or natural beauty to clothing and accessories.

Dolce&Gabbana Men's Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Collection details by Dolce & Gabbana

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The two met in Milan in 1980 and designed for the same fashion house.

Milan is a city in Italy, capital of the Lombardy region, and the most populous metropolitan area and the second most populous comune in Italy.

DOLCE&GABBANA MEN SUMMER 2012 FASHION SHOW by Dolce & Gabbana

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In 1982 they established a designer consulting studio; in time it grew to become "Dolce & Gabbana".

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They presented their first women's collection in 1985 in Milan, where a year later their store would open its doors.

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In 1988, they launched a leotard line, and in 1989 they began designing underwear and swimming costumes.

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Dolce & Gabbana started to export their products to Japan and other countries including the United States, where they founded their own showroom in 1990.

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In 1992, the same year that they presented their men's collection, they also launched their first perfume Dolce & Gabbana.

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They won the Woolmark award in 1991, and Perfume's Academy "Most Feminine Flavor of the Year" in 1993 for their fragrance Dolce & Gabbana Parfum.

Woolmark is a trademark owned by Australian Wool Innovation Limited.

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By the end of the 1990s, the company's revenues were around $500 million and in 2003 their revenue reached $633 million.

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By 2005, their turnover was €600 million.

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