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Dolce & Gabbana

Italian

Shapely lingerie models, animal and floral prints and the Mediterranean heritage of Sicily have come to define the romantic and sensual style of Dolce & Gabbana, a leading international brand that from its earliest days of corsetry, copious lace and provocative silhouettes has challenged fashion with an audacious vision for femininity.

After meeting in Milan in 1980 while they were both working for Italian designer Giorgio Correggiari, Domenico Dolce (b. 1958) and Stefano Gabbana (b. 1962) would go on to establish their eponymous fashion empire in 1982. Three years later, a breakthrough for the duo materialized in the form of an up-and-coming talent showcase at Milan Fashion Week, where they unveiled an approach to fashion design that broke sharply from that of the era’s reigning Italian houses. By then romantic partners as well as a business, Dolce & Gabbana were outsiders. Soon, their distinctive garments — sexy, feathery skirts and stretchy jersey evening dresses that favored full figures — demanded the fashion world’s undivided attention.

Though Dolce & Gabbana forged a path in womenswear that would take shape with a 1986 collection called “Real Women,” the brand’s offerings broadened quickly to encompass knitwear, swimwear, lingerie, ready-to-wear, menswear and perfume. In the early 1990s, Madonna helped catapult the luxury house to international stardom: The renowned singer and actress famously tapped the brand to create the looks for her 1993 tour “The Girlie Show.” It saw Madonna working closely with the designers and even starring in their ad campaigns. Dolce & Gabbana has continued to develop a high-profile clientele that includes pop sensations such as Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. The latter donned Dolce & Gabbana’s armor corset dress in the music video for her hit single “Paparazzi.”

Rather than following the rapidly changing trends of fashion, Dolce & Gabbana have instead held to their close-fitting tailoring and decadent designs. The house continues to work with recurring themes such as the culture of Italy and Catholicism, which is manifest, specifically, in their widespread use of black lace, a fabric that references the dresses worn by Sicilian widows. The duo is also inspired by Italian cinema and its icons such as Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren; in 2015 they introduced the Sophia No. 1 lipstick in her honor.

Although Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana separated as a couple in 2005, they continued their business as a creative partnership. In 2012, they closed their less expensive D&G ready-to-wear line to focus on exclusive extravagance, such as their Alta Moda custom pieces. Today, Dolce & Gabbana maintains a popularity with a wealthy clientele, and the house’s 2020s collections have featured technological experiments that update traditional styles, such as a bouclé jacket with a pixel-like pattern, as well as throwbacks to the 1990s fashion that made the brand a household name.

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1990s Dolce & Gabbana Brown Neoprene Boot Heels Size 38.5
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a fabulous pair of brown neoprene Dolce and Gabbana heeled boots. From the late 1990s, these never before worn vintage boots are perfectly modern. The boots fea...
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1990s Dolce & Gabbana

S/S 1992 Dolce & Gabbana Stretch Cut Out Ruched Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a gorgeous black formfitting Dolce and Gabbana mini dress. From the Spring/Summer 1992 collection, this sexy wrap effect dress features a fitted skirt that wrap...
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1990s Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana New With Original Tags Black Tuxedo Vest w Purple Leopard Back
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Portland, OR
This Dolce & Gabbana vest is unworn and still has its original tags attached! We love the purple leopard printed back and inside lining. The front of the vest is black wool and there...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dolce & Gabbana

Early 1990s Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Pin-Up Satin Bustier Corset Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an incredible black satin Dolce and Gabbana dress. From the early 1990s, this stunning dress features ruched satin at the front and a sheer back. The dress is m...
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S/S 2003 Dolce & Gabbana 'Sex & Love' Stretch Black Tank Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful black bodycon Dolce and Gabbana dress. From the Spring/Summer 2003 'Sex & Love' collection, this stunning form-fitting dress is the perfect versatil...
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Early 2000s Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2002 J-Lo fishnet swarovski top
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Rome, IT
Dolce & Gabbana tan fishnet tank top with Swarovski rhinestones on collar and straps. Famously seen on Jennifer Lopez in the “Jenny from the block” music video. Size 42 Pit to pit:...
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Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Silk Twill Leopard Maiolica Scarf Wrap DG Flowers
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in MARBELLA, ES
Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica Leopard printed silk scarf Size 85cmx85cm 100% silk ( very light luxury twill) Made in Italy. Brand new with tags. Please check my other DG clothing & a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dolce & Gabbana

WMENS DESIGNER Dolce & Gabbana Espadrilles SIZE 36
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in London, GB
Excellent Dolce and Gabanna Espadrilles for sale in a size 36 (UK3). A pre-Loved pair in Excellent condition. BRAND Dolce & Gabbana FEATURES wave Detail, Leather Espadrilles, Sole...
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Discover extraordinary range of authentic Dolce & Gabbana fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, pink and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Christian Dior, Prada and , Yves Saint Laurent appealing. 1stDibs features haute couture, vintage and designer Dolce & Gabbana fashion from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at US$69 and tops out at US$47,201 while the average work can sell for US$682.
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    Dolce & Gabbana bags use a variety of materials for the lining of their bags - from crocodile skin to calf leather. If you have a bag in mind, you can check out the Dolce & Gabbana website for a breakdown of its material contents. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Dolce & Gabbana designs from some of the world’s top-rated sellers.
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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The main difference between D&G and Dolce and Gabbana is price point. Dolce and Gabbana is the luxury fashion house's high-end brand, while D&G featured apparel and accessories geared toward a younger demographic and sold at a lower cost. Dolce and Gabanna stopped producing D&G in 2011. Shop a selection of Dolce and Gabbana on 1stDibs.
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    D&G was the diffusion line of the Dolce & Gabbana brand that sold clothing and accessories. In 2011, Dolce & Gabbana opted to discontinue the D&G line to better focus on their signature line. Browse authentic Dolce & Gabbana garments from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dolce & Gabbana are Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the creative force behind the luxury brand. After they met while designing for Giorgio Correggiari, the two opened their own consulting studio and went on to present their first women’s collection in 1985. Find an assortment of Dolce & Gabbana apparel from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana own Dolce and Gabbana. The pair of Italian fashion designers met in 1980 and formed their own design studio in 1982. In 1985, they founded the luxury fashion house that bears their names. Shop a range of Dolce and Gabbana on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dolce & Gabbana was founded by Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in 1985. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were a couple from 1982 to 2005. However, they still maintain a professional relationship as the founders and owners of their brand. Shop a range of Dolce & Gabbana garments from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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