So what's in the new issue of TEN Men that hits the stores tomorrow? With special thanks to editor in chief of TEN Men, we share their interview with Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana with pictures shot by Terry Richardson in Paris.
1. First job in fashion?
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana: we both started as assistants at the studio of a designer. That was a long time ago. It was around a table that we decided to start our adventure. We cherish that time of our life, those were the times of great hopes and expectations. We firmly believed we could make it and now, 25 years after, here we are.
2. Fashion is…
DD and SG: most of our life!
3. Do you ever wear your own designs?
DD: always! Otherwise how could we test the fit, fabrics, cut and proportions? We started to design our menswear range in 1990 for this reason, because we wanted to wear something we liked
SG: I am also a huge fan!!!!! I am so used to wearing Dolce & Gabbana menswear that I do not feel comfortable in wearing other clothes, although especially in the summer I occasionally wear other brands.
What inspires you?
DD: everything: our roots, Sicily, the Mediterranean. But also movies, photography, art.
SG: but also music and its performers. Mostly, we are inspired by every day’s life and by people who surround us. Our job requires us to be able to anticipate and deliver what people will want to wear.
5. Can you multi task?
SG: I have to, otherwise I could not do this job
DD: you have to be these days because it is so hectic. I am more of a quite person and would like to have more time to devote to each project, one by one, without having to overlap and run back and forth!
What do you think about the way most people dress?
SG: I have great respect for how people dress. I like to watch and be inspired. I always try to find out about one’s personality through the way they dress.
DD: I find there are lots of people out there with great personal taste and this translates into a unique and individual style. I like to watch these people.
7. Dallas or Dynasty? Sue Ellen or Alexis?
DD and SG: Alexis! We adore Joan Collins. Some of her 80’s looks are memorable.
8. Are you a believer in healthy competition?
DD: Definitely, there has to be competition in order to be better
SG: as long as it is loyal…
If you could be a superhero, what superhero would you be and why?
SG: Superman! I love his transformation from a good boy wearing spectacles into a perfectly worked out hero who flies around the city!
DD: Batman, I love his mask, exuding mystery
10. What’s vulgar?
DD: lack of personality and conformism
SG not to have an individual taste, whether it is right or wrong (but then, what’s right? What’s wrong?!!)
Special thanks go to TEN Men, especially editor in chief Sophia Neophitou, Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana and Antony Miles for their gentle collaboration with us.