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Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce.

By Tali Jaffe

In a time when many designers are turning out bridge lines and creating capsule collections for mass-market retailers, D&G is calling it quits. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s more youthful and lower-priced (although some say that’s really become debatable) line just presented its final collection in Milan last week.

The Spring 2012 collection of scarf dresses and silk wraps was a bright exclamation point to what’s been a very successful lifespan for D&G. There are plans to “incorporate” D&G into the parent Dolce and Gabbana umbrella, but details are vague as of yet as to what exactly that will mean.

Murmurs of the possible closure of the brand began to surface back in March following the Fall 2011 runway show in Milan. The news then drew mostly surprised reactions as D&G had been very profitable for Dolce and Gabbana—particularly in the ever important Asian markets. Although others pointed to the small price gap between the two lines as having a confusing effect on both retailers who were selling the brand and the consumers it targeted.

One thing’s for sure, next season’s must-have looks will definitely include a few silk-scarf dresses and kerchief blouses from D&G!

And here’s a look back at some of our favorite looks from the brand.

Fall 2007 was a disco inferno with a heavy dose of Studio 54 leopard prints and tuxedo suiting. Signature looks for Dolce and Gabbana, infusing D&G with some grown up appeal was a welcome change.

 

We loved Fall 2006 men’s collection. Who else but D&G could send out sailors in skivvies and sweaters? Chuncky cable-knit cardigans paired with white underwear? Tom Cruise couldn’t have made it look better!

Spring 2006 saw a white-washed palette of peasant skirts, midriff tops and other angellic bohemian offerings. We’ve come to love Dolce and Gabbana’s single-color collections, and it worked just as well for D&G that Spring.

Fall 2004 embraced the fiendish thirst for vintage fashion by creating a vintage-inspired collection! Cheeky as they are, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent their first model out (remember Riley Keough?) sporting a “J’adore le Vintage” t-shirt. Models really looked as though they had trawled through vintage store bins to create these layers of seemingly mix and match pieces.

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