RUMOR MILAN: Following the Milan men’s collections last week, rumors began to swirl that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could be headed toward a breakup — either personally or professionally — but there might not be much to the issue. While both Gabbana and the company’s head of communication were mum on the designers’ personal state of affairs, both adamantly squelched speculation that Dolce was set to buy out Gabbana’s share of the $476 million business, scuttlebutt that has come up numerous times during the duo’s career.

"Professionally, we’re doing extremely well, and it’s a ridiculous notion that I or Domenico would be leaving the company we built together," Gabbana said during a phone interview from his headquarters in Milan. "These rumors pop up every few years, but it’s absolutely not true."

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