Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana first met in Milan in 1980. Five years later, they released their first women’s collection and quickly gained renown for flattering, daring designs that gave traditionally ladylike styles a confident injection of sex appeal. Inspired by Italian cinema and Dolce’s Sicilian roots, the designers continue to present a vision of Mediterranean sensuality founded on contrasts, tailoring, and a celebration of the female form. Lace, floral prints, polka dots, and jeweled embellishments adorn the pair’s platform heels and wedges, espadrilles, structured leather accessories, and signature Miss Sicily bags. Traditional yet modern, Dolce & Gabbana’s designs merge classic femininity with a lifestyle of contemporary luxury.