In a tale of catwalk meets perp walk, it’s looking like these Italians may be thrown on ice. According to the BBC, legendary design duo Dolce & Gabbana were just handed down a 1 year, 8 month jail sentence for tax evasion, the culmination of related legal troubles which have been ominously simmering for the past two years. Unfortunately for courtroom fashion voyeurs, they were not present when the sentence was handed down.
It seems like just yesterday that Naomi Campbell wore a Dolce & Gabbana gown to end her 2010 community service stint. The pernicious pair, who deny all charges, hit the town two days ago to hobnob at their Bond St. store opening. It will be interesting to see whether the sentence will be altered upon certain appeal, and if not, how the two will proceed, as those of their means typically leave the clinking to Krug-filled champagne flutes.
Cue the inevitable Vogue (or Vice) editorial, with a shackled Lara Stone clad in D&G, straddling a desk in some kind of law office. The lights haven’t gone dark on the proverbial runway yet, but if you own the original 1999 collection silver handcuff bracelet, we highly recommend you hold onto it. As the suspense grows, so will its value.