Few words are as synonymous with luxury as Gucci. We see the gilded "G" and we know, instantly, that its wearer is in the 40-percent tax bracket. However, Gucci's beginnings were a bit more humble. Guccio Gucci, a former maitre d'hotel, started the company in early-1920s Florence as a purveyor of lea
Jean-Paul Gaultier is a gleefully outrageous designer, a man who habitually defies or ignores the standard definitions of style and sensibility. He has brought kitsch into the mainstream of Couture, along with fetishism, male cross-dressing, and any number of other wild and innovative concepts.
This fashion duo strives for the perfect combination of magical surrealism and traditional glamour. Domenico Dulce (Palermo, Sicily) and Stefano Gabbana (Milan) grew up in different parts of the Italian countryside and bring their independent heritages together in the design studio. Their creations d