Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana say the Dolce & Gabbana label will die with them.
“Once we’re dead, we’re dead. I don’t want a Japanese designer to start designing Dolce & Gabbana,” Gabbana, 55, said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.
The veteran fashionistas launched their brand in 1985 and continue to work together despite breaking up as a couple in 2004.
“When we split up, we said to ourselves that it was better to divide up everything, because if I took a blow to the head the next day he would have found himself dealing with someone not involved in the industry, like for example my cousin, who could ruin the business,” Gabbana said. “We have created a trust neither of us can touch.”
Dolce, 59, added that the pair had refused “every offer to buy the brand”. Read more