Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Could Face Over Two Years in Prison for Tax Evasion

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce | Source: Dolce and Gabbana

MILAN, Italy — Gaetano Ruta, the prosecutor representing the Italian government in tax evasion proceedings concerning Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, has called for prison sentences of two-and-a-half years each to be awarded to the duo at the designers' sentencing hearing.

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Dolce & Gabbana Fined $441 Million For Tax Evasion

Source: Reuters

MILAN, Italy — Italy's Tax Commission has fined fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana 343.4 million euros ($441 million) for tax evasion. The decision confirmed to Reuters by Italy's tax agency on Tuesday relates to payments the agency says should have been made when the designers sold their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brands to their own Luxembourg-based holding company GADO in 2004.

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Waiting for Wang, Hugo Boss’ fast lane, D&G tax trial, Master of Couture, Chanel in Scotland

Hugo Boss Black Autumn/Winter 2012 | Source: Hugo Boss

Balenciaga Taps Alexander Wang (IHT) “Alexander Wang on Monday became the first designer of Asian descent to enter the highest ranks of Parisian high fashion when he was named creative director of the storied house of Balenciaga.” Hugo Boss dresses in the fast lane (FT) “In the four years he has been in charge Mr Lahrs has reduced development times for collections, moved from two to four collections per year and

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Photo Diary | 10 Fashion Moments in Milan for S/S 2013

A new Etro, as defined by florals and Japanese inspired silhouettes | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — We tipped our friend Sonny Vandevelde to give us a behind-the-scenes look into the collections in Milan for Spring/Summer 2013. Japan was clearly on the mind, with unmistakable silhouettes and motifs from the island nation appearing in strong outings from Prada and Etro. Versace and Dolce & Gabbana made their seasonal statements in a flurry of prints, textures and covetable accessories, all in the spirit of their

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