MILAN — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could be personally liable for more than a billion dollars in unpaid taxes and fines, following an investigation by Italian police, although the two designers deny any wrongdoing.
A spokeswoman for Italy’s excise and revenue police confirmed Monday it had recommended the country’s fiscal agency charge the designers with tax evasion and abuse of rights and fine them 800 million euros, or $1.12 billion. She declined to give more details.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"