Dolce & Gabbana is an Italian luxury industry fashion house. The company was started by Italian designers Domenico Dolce (born 13 September 1958 in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily) and Stefano Gabbana (born 14 November 1962 in Venice). By 2005 their turnover was €597 million. The two met in Milano in 1980 and worked for the same fashion house. In 1982 they established a designer consulting studio; in time it grew to become “Dolce & Gabbana”.