Dolce & Gabbana was established in 1985 in Milan, Italy by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Dolce spent his childhood days in Sicily, where his family owned a small clothing business. On the other side of Italy, Gabbana grew up in Milan, where he studied art and graphics. The two had first met in 1980 in a club while working in fashion. This duo came together to launch one of the world's most iconic fashion labels, offering RTW and accessories to reflect a romantic and unapologetic homage to Italian traditions and motifs.