MILAN — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have always focused on fashion and style, not management.
So said the designers’ lawyer Massimo Dinoia in a 90-page appeal of their tax-related conviction, filed this week at Milan’s courthouse. At the same time, Armando Simbari, the lawyer who assists Dolce’s brother Alfonso, also presented his appeal in a 203-page document. Both lawyers requested full acquittal of their clients, who have always denied all charges. A date for the appeal trial, which will be presided over by prosecutors who are part of the Appeal Court, has not been set. Prosecutors Gaetano Ruta and Laura Pedio, who were in charge of the trial held over the course of last winter and spring, will not participate.
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?"