Wardah Sempa June 19, 2013
Yes, you heard right!
The infamous Italian design duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have been sentenced to one year and eighteen months imprisonment each for tax evasion. Today a jury met for three hours to discuss the legal ruling, which according to WWD the pair are thought to be appealing against.
It was heard this afternoon in the Milan court that the talented (and apparently very naughty) pair dodged a hefty tax bill by failing to declare a cool ONE BILLION euros of income from their signature D&G lines.
Judge Antonella Bramilla believed the new bad boys of fashion tried to side-step high Italian tax on their 2004 sales to Luxembourg-based holding company Gado Srl- Charges strongly denied by the designers.
Words: Rachel Trickett