Domenico Dolce e Stefano Gabbana

Founders, Dolce&Gabbana

They are the founders of Dolce&Gabbana, a name that has made history in fashion and fine Italian manufacturing, and has come to represent the good life, creative joy and the unrivalled beauty of Italy’s traditions and passions worldwide. Since 1985, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have crafted collections as if they were telling a story. As if the Italian Neorealist masters they studied and admired were accompanying their artistic and creative vision, guiding it towards a new expression of fashion. Theirs is a quest for a new take on beauty which is never static or predictable, but always full of life and sensuality. One collection after another, with the unshakeable desire to reinvent beauty and with daily dedication to their dream, they have managed to create a sound, much-admired company that gives work to thousands of people: designers, communicators, strategists and, above all else, artisans. Some are in-house, working on their premises and trained up within the sphere of their project to educate a new generation of talented young people; others are members of the circle of outstanding ateliers with which Dolce&Gabbana engages in fertile, creative relations. They are master craftsmen and women that perfectly represent the style of Domenico and Stefano, whose love of Italian traditions, its territories and the special essence of each city have, over the years, helped make Dolce&Gabbana a fully-fledged benchmark for fine craftsmanship in Italy. 

With an authentic style of their own, the company’s brand of innovation is steeped in meaning. For decades now their approach has earned the admiration of artists, actors and singers, strengthening the bond between Italian beauty and Dolce&Gabbana’s versatile approach. A discerning approach which yields the sharp, tongue-in-cheek creations of those who know that skill always makes the difference when it comes to creating contemporary forms of wonder and elegance. 

With the introduction of their Haute Couture, Fine Tailoring and Fine Jewellery collections of exquisite garments and one-off pieces, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have managed to generate further value for Italy’s skilled artisans, placing the emphasis firmly on the craftsmen and women behind the complex, fascinating techniques used to bring the highly refined dreams of their customers to life.

Artisans through and through, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana represent a daring, dynamic Italian business brimming with enthusiasm and wisdom. A company that knows how to foster the passion of the masters of art, and transmit it to the younger generations with an insight which collection after collection, garment after garment, dream after dream, is always successful. 

Businesses for the Metiers d’Art

They have been given the MAM Award for Supporters of the Metiers d’Art in the section entitled “Businesses for the Metiers d’Art” due to the extraordinary passion that has allowed them to foster the fine craftsmanship that makes Italian fashion so special, priceless and unique. Thanks to their tireless dedication to fashion that reflects the true meaning of tradition and passion, and to a successful synergy of contemporary style, outstanding craftsmanship and Mediterranean identity, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have become exceptional ambassadors for the kind of Italian manufacturing that showcases the savoir-faire of our artistic masters: the creators of wondrous works which – thanks to the iconic style of Dolce&Gabbana – touch the hearts of enthusiasts the world over.