Dolce & Gabbana


They know their weaknesses

— animal prints, corsets —

and try hard to stay away.

The duo of Dolce & Gabbana not only like to argue with fellow designers, they like to squabble among themselves.  In the February 2009 issue of Interview, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana conduct quite the sassy little chat, ranging from how they approach designing to how their Milan office has two signed prints of a Madonna portrait by Steven Klein: “‘One each,” Gabbana says archly.

SG: We start every season with a piece of paper, two lists— “Yes” and “No.”  And always it’s “No brocade, no animal prints . . .”  It’s too easy to do the brocade. We do the list because we are not young. We are old chickens in the system. We’ve done this job for 24 years, you know.

DD: And we design too much animal print. So, “No animal print.”



~ by eaesthete on 01/25/09.

2 Responses to “Dolce & Gabbana”

  1. Ha ha, that’s funny …. “they know their weaknesses … -animal prints, corsets- … and try hard to stay away.” They should try hard to stay away from those things on their heads, too.

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