Dolce&Gabbana opens their via Broggi quarters’ doors and presents Open House - Piuarch@
Dolce&Gabbana to the public of the “Fuorisalone”. A building, an exhibition and a book design
a three dimensional portrait of the architects fi rm Piuarch, in a tale-path developed by Luca
Molinari and Simona Galateo, presenting the projects developed both for Dolce&Gabbana and
for other Italian and International contractors. Since 2006 in Via Broggi, there has been one
of the Milanese quarters of Dolce&Gabbana. A fully glassed, almost immaterial prism, which
becomes a lantern diff using light and showcasing the clothes of the fashion house.
For the fi rst time ever, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana held a seminar in front of an
audience of students, bloggers and editors at CAFA, the Central Academy of Fine Arts of Beijing,
during their fi rst private visit to the Capital of China.
Angelica Cheung, Editor in Chief of Vogue China, acted as a moderator between the designers
and the crowd.
Kicked off by a video showing Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana at work at their atelier,
the afternoon went on with a Q&A during which they told the audience the history of their
career and answered to the many questions raised. Th e peak of the seminar was a unique “live
performance”: the Designers asked who of the students had his own sketches with them and
realized the dress in front of the astonished crowd.
During the Dolce&Gabbana Womenswear Fashion Show F/W 2011/2012, a WI-FI network
was available inside Metropol theatre, and for the fi rst time ever, guests were able to log on to a
customised web page where they could post their comments live during the show. Th e messages
of the guests attending the fashion show, written and gathered in all languages, appeared in live
streaming on the monitors positioned over the catwalk and were joined by those sent by the
viewers of the show through the offi cial Dolce&Gabbana pages on Facebook and Twitter.
Dolce&Gabbana creates the stage wardrobe for Kylie Minogue’s “Les Folies Tour”.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana re-interpreted for Kylie’s tour some of the maison’s most
iconic pieces in order to transform the concert into a unique, collective happening of music,
dance and fashion. A golden corset, whose proportions and fabric have been studied to allow the
best possible freedom of movement to execute the various choreographies, is the basic garment on
which all the various looks, diff erentiating the diverse moments of the show, have been built upon.
Dolce&Gabbana represents Italian fashion, creativity and tradition at the second edition of
the exhibition “Histoire Idéale de la Mode Contemporaine. Vol. 2”, which takes place at the
prestigious museum of Les Arts Décoratifs in Paris from the 25th of November 2010 till the
26 of June 2011. Dolce&Gabbana is present with two creations from the “Le Pin Up” (F/W
1991/1992) and “New Sexy Glam” (S/S 2007) collections.
Dolce&Gabbana becomes the “Naming Sponsor” of the Italian boxing team which is present
in the WSB international circuit, creating a new identity and image which fi nd in the new
“Dolce&Gabbana Milano Th under” their explanation.
Th e whole Dolce&Gabbana Milano Th under team will wear offi cial Dolce&Gabbana uniforms:
their competition uniform will be in white and black, with the logo reprising the colours of the
Italian fl ag, and the name of the athlete embroidered on the shorts and the competition robe.
Th e formal uniform will be composed of a black two-buttoned suit and white shirt.
Dolce&Gabbana announces that Leo Messi, FIFA World Player of the Year in 2009 and currently
playing with Barcellona F.C., will be wearing Dolce&Gabbana outfi ts in all offi cial occasions.
Leo Messi, despite being only 23, is considered the world’s best footballer.
Dolce&GabbanaSpiga2, the fi rst multi-brand store from Dolce&Gabbana, is unveiled. Not
only a store, but a meeting place where one can constantly get involved. Th e diff erent cultures
dissolve to create an innovative aesthetic language, where tradition looks to the future and fashion
meets technology, and where one can live the hospitable and warm ambiances of yesteryear’s
village shops. A space that wants to open up to the young generations and to become a place
of conversation, where it is possible to surf the net, share contents and take part almost actively
in the shop’s very own activities. Th e young designers’ collections, personally handpicked by
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, mix with the Dolce&Gabbana accessories collections.
It becomes an exclusive window for fashion’s new names, a very real opportunity to give more
visibility to fashion’s future protagonists and to their creations.
Dolce&Gabbana celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Naomi Campbell’s career with a collection
of Limited Editon T-shirts. Showcasing 14 diff erent subjects, the T-shirts show Naomi portrayed
by some of the greatest fashion photographers of the world and will be sold exclusively at the
Dolce&Gabbana boutiques of New York, London, Milan, Paris, Moscow, Beijing, Shanghai and
Hong Kong during special events.
Th e 25th Anniversary T-shirt supports the charity Fashion For Relief, founded by Naomi to raise
funds in the fashion world in time and places of need.
Dolce&Gabbana and Martini® launch Martini® Gold by Dolce&Gabbana: the secret receipt
conceived by the creativity of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana together with the experience
of the artisans of Martini®. Martini® Gold by Dolce&Gabbana is a complex and precious aroma,
made through the union of traditional techniques combined with modern technology that allow
rare and valuable botanicals to be used in this new blend.
Th e advertising campaign for Martini® Gold by Dolce&Gabbana was directed by Jonas Åkerlund
and stars Monica Bellucci and an unusual cameo performance from Domenico Dolce and
Stefano Gabbana. Th e commercial was entirely shot on the streets and squares of Rome in
a tribute to Italy and the fi lms of Italian cinema, whose atmospheres were reinterpreted in a
modern way under the visionary eye of the Swedish director Åkerlund.
Dolce&Gabbana and Chelsea Football Club announce signing a three-year partnership in which
the style of Dolce&Gabbana will once again meet the prestige of an internationally renowned
football club. In addition to providing the formal club suits, the iconic fashion house will create
the “Dolce&Gabbana Lounge” in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge as well as redesigning the
club’s main offi ce reception.
Madonna is the protagonist of the Dolce&Gabbana F/W 2011 advertising campaign, shot by
Th e elegant black and white shots s are infl uenced by the Italian Masterpieces of Cinematography
and Madonna’s character is inspired by a great icon of hers: Anna Magnani. Th e images,
referencing an imaginary movie, are shot in a non specifi c Italian city and describe the beauty
and simple family life of an ordinary woman with her diff erent roles as mother, daughter,
granddaughter, cousin and sister.
Dolce&Gabbana publish a new volume titled Nazionale Italiana. South Africa 2010.Dolce&Gabbana,
which features a series of exclusive images starring the Italian National Team during the training
sessions preceding the World Cup 2010.
Th e images are by Lorenzo Bringheli, Stefano Guindani, Claudio Villa and Giuseppe Bellini.
Dolce&Gabbana celebrates the fi rst 20 years of its menswear collections with an event in Piazza
della Scala and an exhibition in Palazzo Marino, Milan’s 16th century City Hall, inspired by the
three books published by Electa to celebrate 20 years of Dolce&Gabbana menswear: “20 Years
of Dolce&Gabbana for Men”, “Icons 1990-2010 Dolce&Gabbana” and “Fashion Shows 1990-
Piazza della Scala hosted an installation composed of 4 multimedia cubes, each over three metres
tall, and 9 million luminous LEDs, inspired by the Rubik cube, which acted as monitors to
project images relating to life in Milan and to Dolce&Gabbana’s menswear universe in an endless
loop. During the opening night, it was possible to see live images of inside Palazzo Marino,
which hosts the exhibition, and of guests who will take part in the event through the monitors.
Many the celebrities who atteneded the event: Morgan Freeman, Annie Lennox with daughters Lola e Tali, Matthew McCounaughey and Camila Alves, Monica Bellucci, Juliette Binoche,
Rachel Weisz, Chace Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Duff y, Eli Roth and Peached Geldoff , Roberto
Bolle, Eleonora Abbagnato, Eros Ramazzotti, Gianmarco Tognazzi, Filippo Nigro and some of
the most important Italian champions, such as Antonio Rossi and Giorgio Rocca.
Dolce&Gabbana launches a new underwear campaign inspired by the 2010 Football World Cup
championship and the related advertising campaign which stars fi ve of the most representative
Italian football players: Antonio Di Natale, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Claudio Marchisio, Federico
Marchetti and Domenico Criscito. Th e players, photographed by Mariano Vivanco in a vintage
style changing room, display healthy and athletic bodies sculpted through rigorous training
sessions and discipline.
Dolce&Gabbana and Madonna present MDG: the fi rst sunglass collection personally designed
by the singer in collaboration with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Th e collection bears
the MDG logo and marks Madonna’s fi rst foray into the world of eyewear.
Th e advertising campaign, shot in New York by Steven Klein, features Madonna as the mysterious
and sensual star of a noir fi lm caught on camera in the company of an intriguing man played by
super model Tyson Ballou. To lend a cinematographic feel, the campaign was shot with a video
camera and the snapshots appear as frames of a short fi lm while the layout of the prints recalls
that of an old-fashioned movie fi lm.
D&G announces the opening of the fi rst fl agship store in Moscow, that with its 1085 sq. m. is
the largest D&G boutique in the world. Following the new concept developed by Domenico
Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in cooperation with BAM Design, the new space will showcase the
entire world of D&G, from the RTW and accessories collections for men and women to the
D&G Time and D&G Jewels ones, while the area dedicated to D&G Junior will open in June
Dolce&Gabbana presents the new S/S 2010 advertising campaign featuring Madonna by
Steven Klein. Inspired by Neorealist Italian cinema, the images show an unseen side Madonna
interpreting a modern day version of the iconic Italian actress Anna Magnani in her domestic
life. As if taken out of frames of a black-and-white movie, the images are in constant movement,
intense, passionate and sensual, but at the same time intimate and honest: Dolce&Gabbana
wants to recapture a woman’s human side and femininity through the simplicity of her daily
Launch of Dolce&Gabbana Rose Th e One, a new fragrance for women and a new chapter in
the trilogy of Dolce&Gabbana Th e One: lavishly feminine, warm and freshly alluring, it was
created to capture the most intimate moments in a woman’s life. Muse of the fragrance is Scarlett
Johansson, whom is starring in the advertising campaign as well as in the TV commercial,
photographed and shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Launch of Dolce&Gabbana Rose Th e One, a new fragrance for women and a new chapter in the trilogy of Dolce&Gabbana The One: lavishly feminine, warm and freshly alluring, it was created to capture the most intimate moments in a woman’s life. Muse of the fragrance is Scarlett Johansson, whom is starring in the advertising campaign as well as in the TV commercial, photographed and shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Dolce&Gabbana presents Gold Edition, an exclusive line of sun and prescription glasses in a
limited edition 18-carat-gold plated metal, where elegant glamorous style meets the luxury of
the fi nest most sophisticated materials.
Dolce&Gabbana designs a special edition Jalou (BeJoo for the French market only) for Sony
Ericsson. Jalou by Dolce&Gabbana is an exclusive, limited edition rose coloured clamshell handset
with real 24-carat-gold plated details. Jalou by Dolce&Gabbana comes complete with exclusive
content, packaging and accessories - three silky rose satin bags and a special Dolce&Gabbana
branded headset with gold details.
D&G unveils D&G Fragrance Anthology, a collection of 5 fragrances that captures the essence of 5 timeless archetipes: 1Le Bateleur, 3L’Imperatrice, 6L’Amoreux, 10La Roue de la Fortune and 8La Lune. The lines between male and female get blurry in this project, a true anthem for self-expression.
The D&G boutique in Corso Venezia 7 re-opens in Milan unveiling the new concept of the brand. Particular materials and details, together with the most advanced techonological solutions, create a refi ned and welcoming ambience, consistent with the spirit of the brand.
D&G opens its fi rst online boutique. Logging in “www.dandgstore.com” (or through the link on “www.dolcegabbana.it”), customers can buy apparel and accessories of the D&G collections for men and women, D&G Beachwear, D&G Underwear, D&G Eyewear, D&G Time and D&G Jewels. At its launch, the online store serves Europe, USA and Japan for a total of 31 countries.
5 members of the Italian Swimmers National Team are the new protagonists of the Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2009 Underwear campaign: Emiliano Brembilla, Paolo Bossini, Alessandro Terrin, Mirco di Tora and Nicola Cassio, who will represent the tri-coloured fl ag in the next World Swimming Championships (Rome, from July 17th 2009).
To celebrate the launch of Dolce&Gabbana Th e Make Up Dolce&Gabbana produces and sponsors Extreme Beauty in Vogue, a photographic exhibition that takes place at the Palazzo della Ragione in Milan. The exhibition is created and curated by American Vogue and showcases 89 archive images by the most famous and recognised fashion photographers that have been published in the pages of Vogue of the past 80 years, such as Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton and Irving Penn among others. French architect and town planner Jean Nouvel designs the set-up and art-directs the opening event. Extreme Beauty in Vogue opens from the 4th of March till the 10th of May.
Launch of Dolce&Gabbana Th e Make Up. Th e fi rst colour cosmetics collection of Dolce&Gabbana conceived by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana together with make-up artist Pat McGrath,debuts in February 2009 in Italy and will be available in key markets all over the world throughout the year. Scarlett Johansson is the protagonist of the advertising campaign shot by Sølve Sundsbø.
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Il Giro d’Italia, the most important Italian cycling competition, Dolce&Gabbana, fi rst among the fashion brands, designs its iconic symbol, the Pink Jersey.
Launch of the book Diamonds & Pearls. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana selected clothes and accessories characterised by the presence of Swarovski stones, pearls, gold leaves and bright gems. Three real-dolls were produced to represent the ideal woman, the personifi cation of timeless beauty. Published by Electa and art directed by Alex Wiederin, the images were done purposely for this book by Guenter Parth, who was able to create a dreamlike and rarefi ed atmosphere in the images. Th e book will benefi t the charity Butterfl y Onlus “école sans frontières” Foundation.
5 Rugby Players enlisted in the Italian National Team are the protagonists of the new D&G Underwear Adv Campaign: Sergio Parisse, Denis Dallan, Ezio Galon, Andrea Masi, Gonzalo Canale. Shot by Randall Mesdon, the athletes have been chosen to represent the D&G contemporary men, and his lifestyle.
Launch of the new frangrace for women Dolce&Gabbana L’Eau Th e One, the Eau de Toilette version of Dolce&Gabbana Th e One.
Launch of the book Milano Beach Soccer. To reinforce its relationship with the world of sport, Dolce&Gabbana announces an exciting new partnership with Milano Beach Soccer, Italy’s champion team of the seasons 2006 and 2007. Dolce&Gabbana created all the uniforms for the team.
Launch of the book Th e Good Shepherd, a story by Michael Roberts. Sicily, the homeland of Domenico Dolce and the inspiration for many Dolce&Gabbana collections, has been interpreted exceptionally by Michael Roberts, who took the photos and art directed the book. Some of the images were displayed in the Dolce&Gabbana men’s boutique in Milan during a cocktail event during the Milan Men’s Fashion week.
From May 8th until June 8th a retrospective on Herbert List is organized at Dolce&Gabbana Spazio Metropol. Th e result of a collaboration with Magnum Photos, Contrasto and the List Estate, this exhibition Herbert List. An eye for beauty is focused on the Mediterranean and its people, reread and re-interpreted with the photographer’s sensitivity that exalts the symbolic worth of the objects and people shown.
At the 2008 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Dolce&Gabbana Spazio Metropol hosts the exclusive exhibition by Ferruccio Laviani for Kartell, Laviani Plastic Lamps, which presents the whole Lights Collection and a preview of the prototypes of the forthcoming production.
Dolce&Gabbana announces the new “Gold Sponsor” fi nancial agreement with A.C. Milan, which foresees a greater visibility of the Dolce&Gabbana brand in the activities of the Team.
Dolce&Gabbana will also continue to dress the A.C. Milan team, creating their formal and casual uniforms. To mark the new partnership between Dolce&Gabbana and A. C. Milan, a collector’s calendar is created and distributed for free across the world. Th e photos are by Mariano Vivanco.
Expansion of the Dolce&Gabbana men’s boutique in Milan in Corso Venezia, 15. New spaces are dedicated to the Dolce&Gabbana Gym collection and to the underwear line. Th e Martini Bar’s entrance now opens up to Corso Venezia, 15 and features a removable transparent ceiling while the Barber shop is now located on the second fl oor of the boutique and has an independent entrance on Corso Venezia, 13. Th e perfumery is located on the ground fl oor, where all the Dolce&Gabbana fragrances are available.
Dolce&Gabbana launches its fi rst ever calendar featuring David Gandy shot by Mariano Vivanco.
The iconic British model reveals his most intimate side by wearing Dolce&Gabbana underwear.
Reopening of the newly expanded Madison Avenue boutique in New York, an expansive retail space with both men and women’s stores.
International launch of the new men’s fragrance Dolce&Gabbana Th e One for Men (on shelves starting from March 2008) - a spicy, oriental perfume with a touch of masculine sensual elegance -followed by a private dinner hosted by the designers at the Gramercy Park Hotel roof terrace in New York on December 4th with guest star Matthew McConaughey, face of the fragrance. The director and photographer of this advertising campaign, shot in Paris, is once again Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
From November 16th through December 12th a special exhibition of photos by Enzo Sellerio is organized at Metropol: the Sicilian photographer attends the opening, on November 15th.
More than 120 black and white images are displayed, showing both an emotional Sicily (with the famous images taken on the streets) and the intense faces of famous artists, like Christo or
Dolce&Gabbana presents the fi rst custom-made crocodile collection of travel cases for men. Every piece is custom-made with a proprietor’s plaque in the inside that will turn every piece in a unique object of desire.
Th e Olympic National Chinese Football team chooses Dolce&Gabbana for its Summer 2007 European tour. For the players and technical staff were selected Martini line tailored suits, and a series of more casual looks.
Launch of Light Blue Pour Homme, a new Dolce&Gabbana masculine fragrance for a man who embodies the Mediterranean state of mind: charming, sexy, seductive. Th e fragrance captures the fresh, spicy and sensual scents of the Mediterranean. Face and body of the advertising campaign, shot in Capri by Mario Testino, is the British model David Gandy.
At the 2007 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the Dolce&Gabbana Spazio Metropol hosts once again an exclusive exhibition by Ron Arad, Bodyguards, presenting the latest works created by the London-based designer.
Launch of the book Dolce&Gabbana Milan Family. Th e undisputed focus of this new editorial project is the family, which is described by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in the foreword to the book as “the only truly fi xed reference in a man’s life”.
On the February issue of the US magazine W, a special feature is dedicated to Dolce&Gabbana: an exclusive story realized in the Portofi no house of the Designers, in which they undress in front of Steven Klein’s camera unveiling not only their bodies, but also their fantasies, fears, dreams and obsessions. Th e photos, inspired by Newton, Fellini, Pasolini and Visconti, are specially displayed in Milan during the Fashion week: the exhibition, called Secret Ceremony, is hosted by Galleria Cardi and also presents three video installations featuring unreleased images from the same shoot. A precious exhibition catalogue, artdirected by Lee Swillingham at Suburbia, London, shows the photos presented in Milan.
New advertising campaign for the Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2007 Underwear line, shot by Mariano Vivanco and featuring the football players Fabio Grosso, Massimo Oddo, Antonio di Natale, David di Michele and Marco Amelia.
Dolce&Gabbana and Penelope Cruz join forces to donate four stunning gowns,worn by Ms. Cruz on the red carpets of some of her most glamorous worldwide premieres and events, to benefi t Th e Art of Elysium. Th e dresses (auctioned at www.charityfolks.com) made their debut at a chic, private party at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, on December 13th 2006.
Guests included, among the others: Amber Valletta, Christian Slater, Dustin Hoff man, Dylan McDermott and Shiva Rose, Eva Longoria, Gael Garcia Bernal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Giovanni Ribisi, Justin Chambers, Kirsten Dunst, Kirsty Hume and Donovan Leitch, Lindsay Lohan, Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott, Rinko Kikuchi, Rose McGowan, Salma Hayek and Sharon Stone.
The dresses were then showcased from the 14th of December 2006 till the 4th of January 2007 at the Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Rodeo Drive/Beverly Hills.
Dolce&Gabbana presents Animalier, a new line of leopard print accessories. The collection, that comprises bags in diff erent shapes and sizes, small leather goods, vanity cases, double face belts,
hats, fl ats and headbands, is all made with the iconic leopard print fabric, a leitmotiv in the history of the brand and of its main symbols, and white or tobacco leather details.
Dolce&Gabbana creates three special outfits for Kylie Minogue, for her “Showgirl Homecoming Tour”, that starts from Sydney on November 11th 2006.
Opening of Dolce&Gabbana GOLD Restaurant in Milan. With a total surface area of 1500 sq. m on more levels, GOLD is made of 4 separated but interconnected areas: Cafè, Cocktail Bar, Bistrot and an exclusive Restaurant. The materials used (mirror, pink marbles, high-gloss steel, oak parquet, brass) ensure a wonderful chromatic effect played around gold tones; the architectural project is by Ferruccio Laviani and Gianmaria Torno.
Publication of the book Fashion Album, a tribute to the famous photographers that have interpreted the Dolce&Gabbana style throughout the years and have contributed to create the imagery of an age: Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, Craig McDean, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Paolo Roversi, Mario Sorrenti, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Michael Thompson, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin,- and Ellen von Unwerth. Under the art direction of Luca Stoppini, the volume, published by Skira, has a large format and features over 400 pages that hold all the glitz and glamour of the leading fashion magazines. Fashion Album is a charitable project which supports Child Priority.
Launch of Dolce&Gabbana Th e One, a new fragrance for women: an oriental fl ower fragrance created for a unique and special woman, a real diva. Muse of the fragrance is the top model Gisele Bündchen, whom is starring in the advertising campaign as well as in the TV spot photographed and shot by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Opening of the fi rst Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Shanghai, in a historical palace on the Bund.
The boutique also includes a Martini Bar, the fi rst “Designer Bar” of the city, designed and realized like the original Martini Bar in Milan.
New edition of the book 2006 Italia Dolce&Gabbana which presents not only the subtitle
“Campioni del Mondo”, but also new photos showing the celebration of the Italian team after
the fi nal win.
Opening of the new D&G Dolce&Gabbana headquarters in Via Broggi, 23, Milan. This four-fl oor building spreads on 5,000 sq. m. surface and strongly symbolizes the image of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana brand. Th e result is a project of high modernity in which the clarity and linearity of forms gain even more strength and personality due to the precious materials employed such as Namibia white stone, transparent glass and raw sheet steel.
Opening of the new D&G Dolce&Gabbana headquarters in Via Broggi, 23, Milan. This four-fl oor building spreads on 5,000 sq. m. surface and strongly symbolizes the image of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana brand. The result is a project of high modernity in which the clarity and linearity of forms gain even more strength and personality due to the precious materials employed such as Namibia white stone, transparent glass and raw sheet steel.
Motorola, Inc. and Dolce&Gabbana unveil the new MOTORAZR V3i Dolce&Gabbana.
Following the huge success of the Limited Edition Motorola RAZR V3i by Dolce&Gabbana, launched at Christmas 2005, the Italian designers have created, together with Motorola, a new, luxurious version of the device in gold and silver, with an engraved Dolce&Gabbana logo, special backgrounds, screensavers, MP3 ring tones and unique animations. Th e telephone is distributed and sold all over the world, in all Dolce&Gabbana shops and selected Motorola sales points. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana become the faces of the provocative advertising campaign for the telephone, photographed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino.
Starting from S/S 2007 Dolce&Gabbana takes over the production and distribution of D&G Dolce&Gabbana, which was licensed to Ittierre S.p.a. from 1994 up until the F/W 2006/2007 season. The production of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana collections is now managed by Dolce&Gabbana Industria S.p.A., with two main production factories located in Legnano (for apparel) and in Incisa Valdarno (for accessories and leather goods).
Launch of the new book “Milan Dolce & Gabbana”, with 140 exclusive photos by Mariano Vivanco. The book is published by Electa, and is distributed in all the Dolce & Gabbana boutiques as well as in selected bookstores around the world. The sale and distribution of two types of products is foreseen: the luxury edition, meant for shops and bookstores, and the newsstand edition, which is sold in Italian newsstands attached to some Modadori magazines.
At the 2006 Salone del Mobile in Milan, the space Metropol hosts the exclusive exhibition “Blo - Glo” by Ron Arad, presenting the latest works created by the London-based designer.
Dolce&Gabbana is presented in Hamburg the “Leadaward 2006”, for the “Best Advertising Campaign of the Year” (Swinging London’s women’s campaign F/W 2005/2006).
New advertising campaign for the Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2006 Underwear line, shot by Mariano Vivanco and featuring the football players Fabio Cannavaro, Gennaro Gattuso, Gianluca Zambrotta, Andrea Pirlo and Manuele Blasi.
Dolce&Gabbana Group announces to have entered into a multi-year license agreement with P&G
Prestige Products, a business unit of Procter&Gamble, for the production and distribution of
Dolce&Gabbana and D&G Dolce&Gabbana Women’s and Men’s fragrances. Field activity will
start on July 1st, 2006.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana visit Moscow for the first time; the visit, organized in collaboration with Russian Condé Nast and with the long-time commercial partner Mercury, is celebrated with a press conference held in the new Dolce & Gabbana shop in the Barvikha Luxury Village. An exclusive party for 500 people, organized at the club “Billionaire,” saw the presence of the Designers with the most important Editors-in-Chief and VIP Clients of the Moscovite scene.
Launch of the D&G Jewels line for men and women, produced and distributed by Binda.
Launch of the book 20 Years Dolce&Gabbana. Th e volume, published by Five Continents
Edition in three languages (Italian, English and French), is chronologically ordered from the
earliest collections to today, with the generous iconographic support of more than 1,000 photos
including ad campaigns, editorials, fashion shows and backstage photos, sketches and models,
organized under the art direction of Fabien Baron and Joseph Logan. Th e book is going to
sustain the charity “Save the Children.”
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Brand, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana throw a fabulous party in Milan for over 2.000 selected invitees. The Designers welcome long-time friends and special invitees to the memorable party, among them many international VIPs and celebrities. The night also includes a special performance by Donna Summer.
Opening of the new multi-functional space for Dolce&Gabbana’s fashion shows and exhibitions in Milan, in Viale Piave, 24: the ex-cinema Metropol, a historical Milanese cinema built in the late Forties where Maria Callas recorded a memorable Norma in 1954, has been completely renovated in all its splendour, fully respecting the original structure. Metropol is inaugurated with the Dolce&Gabbana women’s S/S 2006 fashion show on September 29th 2005.
The first Dolce&Gabbana fl agship store in the People’s Republic of China is opened in Hangzhou, a beautiful city on the Xihu lake, close to Shanghai. In an extraordinary preeminent position at the new luxury venue “Eurostreet,” a space of 700 sq. m. will feature the Dolce&Gabbana women, men and accessories collections, occupying an entire three-story building. The third floor hosts an elegant VIP area, where the most unique and precious items of the collections will be showcased.
Dolce&Gabbana’s second Parisian boutique is opened on Rue du Faubourg St. Honoré. The entire ground fl oor of two historical buildings have been refurbished to house the new Dolce&Gabbana shop that is devoted entirely to the men’s collections.
Dolce&Gabbana S.r.l. is the fi rst Italian fashion company to obtain the license to operate in the
People’s Republic of China without a local partner. At the beginning of 2005 Dolce&Gabbana
Hangzhou Ltd. is established, the fi rst Chinese affi liate company of the Group, controlled 100%
by Dolce&Gabbana S.r.l.
Agreement between Dolce&Gabbana and Luxottica for the production and distribution of the
Dolce&Gabbana and D&G eyewear and sunglasses collections. Th e agreement will become
eff ective as from January 2006.
Launch of the book Music Dolce&Gabbana, the designers’ personal tribute to music. Published
by Assouline, the book features 150 wonderful portraits of some of the most infl uential music
icons of our time, including Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Kylie Minogue,
Lenny Kravitz and Mary J. Blige. Th e book was launched with a party in Milan on October 1st, at the
Dolce&Gabbana women’s shop (Via della Spiga, 26). Together for the fi rst time in Italy, three
generations of Presleys (Priscilla, Lisa Marie and Riley Keough) join the designers in celebrating
the launch of the book.
Bi-annual agreement with the A.C. Milan soccer team for the creation of the team’s uniforms. The three uniforms (a summer one, a winter one and a casual one) are presented in January 2005 in the prestigious catalogue A.C. Milan dressed by Dolce&Gabbana, a selection of photos by Mariano Vivanco portraying A.C. Milan soccer players and managers in Dolce&Gabbana.
Store opening at Via della Spiga, 2, a space of 500 sq. m. dedicated entirely to accessories. Shoes, handbags, small leather goods, scarves, belts, sunglasses and jewellery, in an elegant and modern space, characterized by black glass and baroque chandeliers. Th e special pieces, particularly precious, are displayed in the exclusive Luxury Room.
Opening of the new Dolce&Gabbana women’s fl agship store in Via della Spiga, 26, Milan. Two entrances and two spaces spectacularly linked by two escalators moving under shiny mega screens for a total of 1,000 sq. m. covered in basaltine, black glass surfaces, mirrors, chromed chains, baroque details, and Murano-glass chandeliers. Small Mediterranean gardens, a lounge and a VIP room with leopard-printed walls convey a sense of unique luxury, which is the real essence of the Dolce&Gabbana style..
D&G Dolce&Gabbana joins Citroën to create a limited edition of C3s and C3 Pluriels for an exclusive audience. Th e two cars are available in a special and limited edition for the Italian market only, in black onyx and silver, and are embellished with precious details that give them a unique appeal, for example, Swarovski D&G Dolce&Gabbana logos, D&G Dolce&Gabbana branded hub-cap, chromium-plated bumpers and profi les, interiors in silver leather and a D&G Dolce&Gabbana Swarovski logo on the gear’s knob.
Opening of the first Dolce&Gabbana boutique in Spain: 700 square metres in Madrid, Calle Ortega y Gasset, on two floors, carrying men’s, ladies’ and accessories lines.
Launch of the book Calcio, which is Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s personal tribute to soccer players, seen as the new icons of contemporary masculine style. 44 players, 3 teams and 2 coaches, all dressed in Dolce&Gabbana, are shot in black and white by Mariano Vivanco.
Calcio benefi ts four diff erent charities, pointed out by some of the teams involved in the project.
Launch of Hollywood, a book that celebrates Hollywood and all the stars that have worn Dolce&Gabbana’s designs over the previous decade. Published by Assouline, Hollywood features over one hundred astonishing portraits of the most compelling movie stars of our time. Th e book is a charitable project which supports Children’s Action Network.
Launch of a new women’s fragrance Sicily Dolce&Gabbana. Italian actress Monica Bellucci is the face of both the print advertising campaign and the commercial directed by Giuseppe Tornatore.
The soundtrack is composed by Ennio Morricone.
Opening of the fi rst Dolce&Gabbana Vintage boutique in via Della Spiga, 26/a Milan, where
the historic pieces of the brand are sold under the special Dolce&Gabbana Vintage label. A new
shop entirely dedicated to women’s accessories, such as bags, shoes, sunglasses and small leather goods, is opened at the adjacent boutique of Via della Spiga 26/b.
Opening of a new boutique in Milan, located in the central Corso Venezia, 15 and entirely dedicated to men’s collections. On the three fl oors of a historic Milanese palazzo, a new transversal shopping concept; which, besides the complete view of the Dolce&Gabbana men’s collections, off ers a traditional Sicilian barber’s shop and a Martini Bar.
Opening of the new showroom for the commercial and licensing department and the press/advertising offi ces: Via Goldoni, 10, Milan. Th e building has seven fl oors on a total surface area of approximately 10,000 sq. m. and is characterized by the purity of forms and the linearity of volumes, transparency and the attention paid to the use of materials which range from basaltina stone to teak wood to baroque furniture, Sicilian ceramics and Mediterranean plants. The building becomes fully operative in 2003.
Presentation of the new Tokyo showroom and of the new company Dolce&Gabbana Japan K.K., established on August 2001. Th e Japanese division of Dolce&Gabbana S.r.l. will distribute the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G Dolce&Gabbana collections to all the self-owned boutiques and shop in shops.
Dolce&Gabbana exclusively designs clothes and accessories for Kylie Minogue’s 2002 European tour “Fever”.
Re-opening of the newly refurbished Dolce&Gabbana boutique in New York, 825 Madison Avenue, which follows the new store concept elaborated in collaboration with the architect David Chipperfield.
Dolce&Gabbana sponsors a charity fashion show/event in Los Angeles at Steven Spielberg’s home to benefit Children’s Action Network.
Launch of the new women’s fragrance, Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue.
Introduction of the “Special Pieces,” a mini series of exclusive one-of-a-kind ready-to-wear pieces
created to fulfi l the desires of the most demanding clients in the world. A purple Special Piece
label is stitched on these creations, sold solely in Dolce&Gabbana boutiques worldwide.
Launch of the children’s collection D&G Junior (clothes and shoes for children, boys and girls), produced and distributed by Dolce&Gabbana Industria S.p.A.
Dolce&Gabbbana and Madonna are once again together for a successful event. To celebrate Madonna's latest album, "Music," the designers have created not only her wardrobe, but also a total environment, transforming New York's legendary Roseland Ballroom and London’s Brixton Academy into a cyber ranch.
Opening of a new Dolce&Gabbana Industria S.r.l. factory near Florence, Loc. Santa Maria Maddalena 49, Incisa in Val d’Arno (near Florence), for the production of small leather goods and shoes.
Launch of a new line D&G Underwear for men and women (as of the F/W 2000/2001 season).
As of the F/W 2000/2001 season, Dolce&Gabbana has taken over the production and distribution of the lines previously licensed: knitwear, underwear, swim and beachwear as well as scarves and ties.
Launch of the offi cial web site featuring images and information about the Dolce&Gabbana world: www.dolcegabbana.it.
Launch of the D&G Time: a watch collection for men and women produced and distributed by Binda.
Opening of two men’s shops in Milan, Via della Spiga, 26.
Dolce&Gabbana exclusively designs clothes and accessories for Whitney Houston’s World tour 1999.
Acquisition of 5% of Marcolin S.r.l., Dolce&Gabbana’s licensee in the eyewear sector (sold in April 2005).
Dolce&Gabbana acquires industrial holdings carrying out a strategy of vertical industrial organisation and takes over 51% of Dolce Saverio S.r.l. (now called Dolce & Gabbana Industria S.r.l.) as well as 100% of DGS, the company responsible for the distribution to privately managed sales points.
Launch of two D&G perfumes, D&G Masculine and D&G Feminine.
The famous French publishing house Assouline includes Dolce&Gabbana in the successful collectors’ series ‘Mémoire de la Mode’, dedicated to the history and the story of fashion. French edition: Assouline; Italian edition: Octavo; American edition: Universe Publishing (Rizzoli International Publications Inc.); English edition: Thames & Hudson; German edition: Schirmer/Mosel, Portuguese edition: Cosac & Naify.
Launch of the D&G eyewear and sunglasses collection produced and distributed by Marcolin.
Opening of the new New York showroom, 660 Madison Ave.
Publication of the book "Dolce & Gabbana Wildness", a collection of the most significant editorial images, based on the animal print motif.
Launch of the new fragrances for women and men "By Dolce & Gabbana".
Opening of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana boutique in New York, 434 West Broadway Soho
Opening of the Dolce&Gabbana boutique in New York, 825 Madison Avenue
Launch of the single CD entitled "D&G More More More"
Inauguration of the new Dolce Saverio S.r.l. factory, located in Legnano in Via XX Settembre 123 (now Dolce & Gabbana Industria S. p. A.) which produces the Dolce & Gabbana women's and men's prêt-à-porter lines. The project was designed by the architect Gian Maria Torno over a surface area of 120.000 sq. m. The factory uses the most advanced information technology production systems.
Staging of the fi rst fashion show in New York for D&G Dolce&Gabbana - S/S 1997 collection.
Launch of the single CD entitled "D&G Music"
Distribution agreement with the Japanese group Misaki Shoji for both the Dolce&Gabbana and D&G Dolce&Gabbana collections in Japan and for the opening of shops (until 2002).
With the occasion of the tenth anniversary, the book "Ten Years of Dolce & Gabbana"", is published, a collection of the most significant advertising and editorial images. Italian edition Leonardo Arte; English edition Abbeville Press; German edition Schirmer/Mosel Verlag
Licensing agreement with Marcolin for the production and distribution of the Dolce&Gabbana men’s and women’s eyewear and sunglasses collection (until January 2006).
Opening of the Designers’ atelier studio in Via San Damiano, 7 in Milan.
Opening of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana shop in Corso Venezia, 7, Milan: clothes, jeans and accessories for men and women..
Launch of the fi rst men’s fragrance Dolce&Gabbana Pour Homme, produced and distributed by Euroitalia.
Dolce&Gabbana Home Collection (since the beginning of 1999, the production is limited to unique pieces for the Dolce&Gabbana premises).
Presentation of the fi rst D&G Dolce&Gabbana women’s collection.
Opening of the Dolce & Gabbana flagship store in Milan, Via della Spiga, 2.
Début of a new collection: D&G Dolce&Gabbana. Th e young and contemporary line is produced and distributed by Ittierre in Isernia. Presentation of the fi rst men’s collection.
Dolce&Gabbana exclusively designs 1,500 costumes for Madonna’s 1993 World Tour Th e Girlie Show.
Opening of a new showroom for Men’s and Women’s Sales Department in Piazza Umanitaria, 2 Milan (as of May 2002 it will be moved to Via Goldoni, 10). Th e showroom hosted the press office and the commercial department of the D&G Dolce&Gabbana line till 2006.
First licensed collection of Men's underwear.
First Women perfume produced and distributed by Euroitalia "Dolce & Gabbana Parfum".
Bride collection (ends in 1998)
First licensed men’s beachwear collection.
First licensed collection of Men's ties.
Accessories: first licensed Women's scarf collection.
Opening of the showroom in New York, 532 Broadway.
Trade agreement with the Genny group of Ancona as fashion-consultants for the line Complice (which ends in 1994).
First men and women’s fashion show in New York.
First men's collection.
First lingerie and beachwear collections.
First women's fashion show in Tokyo.
Ready-to-wear production agreement with Dolce Saverio, the clothing firm owned by Domenico Dolce's family based in Legnano, near Milan.
Opening of the new showroom in Via Santa Cecilia, 7 Milan.
First women’s knitwear collection.
First self-produced collection and fashion show titled Real Women.
Début of the Dolce&Gabbana brand with a fashion show during Milano Collezioni - New Talents