Domenico Dolce was born in Polizzi Generosa (Palermo) on August 13th, 1958.
Stefano Gabbana was born in Milan on November 14th, 1962.
October 1985 Début of the Dolce&Gabbana brand with a fashion show during Milano Collezioni – New Talents.
March 1986 First self-produced collection and fashion show called Real Women.
March 1987 First women’s knitwear collection.
August 1987 Opening of the new showroom in Via Santa Cecilia, 7 Milan.
October 1988 Ready-to-wear production agreement with Dolce Saverio, the clothing firm owned by Domenico Dolce’s family based in Legnano (near Milan).
April 1989 First women’s fashion show in Tokyo.
July 1989 First lingerie and beachwear collections.
January 1990 First men’s collection.
April 1990 First men and women’s fashion show in New York.
October 1990 Trade agreement with Genny group of Ancona as fashion consultants for the line Complice (which ends in 1994).
November 1990 Opening of the showroom in New York, 532 Broadway.
June 1991 The “Woolmark Award” for the most innovative men’s collection of the year.
September 1991 Accessories: first licensed women’s scarves collection.
January 1992 Accessories: first licensed collection of men’s ties.
July 1992 First licensed men’s beachwear collection.
October 1992 Bride collection (ends in 1998). First women perfume produced and distributed by Euroitalia: Dolce&Gabbana Parfum.
January 1993 First licensed collection of men’s underwear.￼￼