Thirty years next year, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, started a love affair with the fashion industry and stole its heart and millions of fashion lovers around the world. Gabbana penned an open love letter to Dolce, which was then published in Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera, as a part of The Festival of Letters, that took currently place in Milan, the same week that Dolce & Gabbana presented its spring/summer 2015 collection during Milan Fashion Week.
“Dear Domenico, I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between us there has never been a need for many words,” the letter reads. “A glance has always been enough for us to understand each other. This is the first time that I have ever written to you, and I must confess, it all seems quite strange to me.”
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“When we are interviewed, our comments blend quickly in a play of continuous comings and goings: I start a topic and you bring it to its conclusion, you are about to finish a thought and I interrupt, I repeat and I conclude your initial idea,” the letter continued. “With pen and paper, everything is different: the words are more difficult, they have a deeper value, one which remains unique, as unique as you are and as you will always be for me. We have created Dolce & Gabbana together from nothing, and with the power of our love we have achieved all that we have. By supporting each other we have been able to overcome many difficulties and many prejudices. And even today, thanks to the emotions that bind us inextricably to each other, we continue to face together the joys and sorrows that life holds for us. You are my family. Many years have passed since I first heard your voice on the other end of the phone; everything and yet nothing has changed. The love I felt then has only transformed, continuing to fill me with wonderful emotions. You are unique and you remain so in my life, just as this letter, which I now write, will also remain unique. I love you, Stefano,” it concludes.
Back in 2005 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana broke up but remained partners professionally.