Domenico Dolce Biography
(One of the World's Most Influential Fashion Designers and an Industry Icon)
Birthday: August 13, 1958 (Leo)
Born In: Polizzi Generosa, Italy
Domenico Dolce is an Italian fashion designer and entrepreneur famous for being the co-owner of the luxury fashion house ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ (D&G) along with Stefano Gabbana. The son of a tailor, he grew up exposed to fashion and considered it a medium of expressing himself. He worked in his family’s small clothing factory before moving to Milan to attend a fashion design school but dropped out before graduation. In 1980, he met Stefano Gabbana and in 1985, launched their own company ‘Dolce & Gabbana S.p.A.’. The following year, they launched their first collection called ‘Real Women’ and gradually added beachwear, lingerie, menswear, perfumes, home collections, jeans and eyewear lines to their offerings and opened several boutiques. They got a big break when they designed 1,500 costumes for Madonna’s world tour. They won many awards and he became the most influential fashion designer in the industry. He was also involved romantically with Gabbana and the couple lived together for a long time before separating in 2003. They continued to collaborate professionally even after breaking up as a couple.