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Dolce & Gabbana Found Guilty of Tax Evasion, Sentenced to Almost 2 Years

Image: Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana at fall 2013 runway show

Designer Troubles – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s legal troubles first started in December, and has resulted in the designers and five additional defendants being found guilty of tax evasion. It hasn’t been a good week for designers. Yesterday, the news broke that former Balenciaga creative director Nicolas Ghesquière is facing a lawsuit from Kering (the label’s parent company) after a tell all interview featured in System Magazine. As for Dolce & Gabbana, judge Antonella Brambilla has sentenced the designers to one year and eight months in jail. Allegations raised include an evasion of 416 million euros in taxes with the sale of their label to holding company Gado Srl. Dolce & Gabbana are said to appeal the decision. (WWD)

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