The luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (often lovingly shortened to D&G) landed on the map when Italian design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana created an astonishing 1,500 different looks for Madonna's 1993 world tour. Sex appeal has remained a dominant theme of the label’s designs since its first womenswear collection debuted in 1985 — think curve-hugging dresses, underwear as outerwear, and leopard print applied to everything from handbags, shoes, and dresses to cosmetics (the Animalier collection) and leather iPhone sleeves. Created in the mid-1990s, D&G was Dolce & Gabbana's casual diffusion line — offering clothing, underwear, shoes, watches, and other accessories at affordable price points. Dolce & Gabbana shut down D&G in 2011 to focus on other projects, including a couture line launched in 2012.
Ever since Madonna famously wore Dolce & Gabbana to a film festival in the early 1990s, the Italian design house has been synonymous with sex appeal. The masters behind the label, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have been designing since 1982, known for their body-conscious fits, corset-style dresses and lots of leopard print. With classic Italian stars like Gina Lollobrigida as inspiration, the label stays consistently chic in their clothing, accessories, fragrances, swimwear and lingerie. From their stylish eveningwear to their perfectly cut denim, Dolce & Gabbana remains the go-to Italian designer for provocative fashion.
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