Dolce & Gabbana Launches Couture Line for Men

March 3, 2015 6:41 PM

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Dolce & Gabbana Launches Couture Line for Men

DOMENICO DOLCE ’S earliest memories of growing up in the ancient Sicilian town of Polizzi Generosa are of napping in his father’s tailoring shop, warmed by the heat of a coal stove. By the age other children were playing soccer in the cobblestone streets, Dolce—who had watched his father, Saverio, stitch everything from wedding gowns to suit jackets—had picked up a needle and thread. “I was 6 when I made my first pair of pants,” he remembers. “And I would help: If a man had one shoulder that was higher than the other, I stretched the fabric. I learned many tricks.”

It was the beginning of a lifelong apprenticeship, and today Dolce, 56, continues to employ those skills as he helms the fashion house he co-founded with Stefano Gabbana, 52, a Milanese native who met Dolce in 1980, after studying graphic design. Nearly 30 years after their first runway show, their ...

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