Just like fairy tales, fashion also has its own share of happy and bitter endings. As for the creative minds behind Dolce & Gabbana, it could be a rather unpleasant one for it has been reported that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s infamous tax evasion case will finally be heading to the court for trial in January 2013, the Telegraph has reported.
In spite of the fashion designers’ lawyer’s plea to abandon the trial, judge Antonella Brambilla stood firm to the Italian government’s ruling that it should be pushed through and even set three hearing dates on January 30, and February 6 and 20. It appears that the fashionable duo isn’t celebrating the New Year holiday with a bang.
The fashionable duo has been making headlines ever since they were accused of escaping their tax responsibilities after they sold Dolce & Gabbana and D&G to their Luxembourg-based company, Gado Srl in 2004.
According to reports, Dolce and Gabbana owe the Guardia di Finanza, the Italian law enforcement agency that deals with the ministering the economy and finance, over €400 million ($500 million) in taxes.
If Dolce and Gabbana are found guilty, both of them will have to spend the next five years of their lives behind cold bars. Apart from that controversy, the fashion designers are still in hot water for designing “racist” earrings that appeared on their spring 2013 runway show. Amid all these chaos, do you think the design duo will have the last laugh?
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