This is the stuff of romance novels. To kick off Milan Fashion Week, Stefano Gabbana wrote an open love letter to Domenico Dolce, which was published in Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera as part of the Festival of Letters.
The affectionate note couldn’t have come at a better time. Next year will mark the 30th anniversary since the design team launched their eponymous label. And although they split romantically in 1999, after 20 years together, the duo’s bond as friends and business partners is as strong as ever. Tissues, please.
I have never written you a letter before. Perhaps because between us there has never been a need for many words. A glance has always been enough for us to understand each other. This is the first time that I have ever written to you, and I must confess, it all seems quite strange to me.
When we are interviewed, our comments blend quickly in a play of continuous comings and goings: I start a topic and you bring it to its conclusion, you are about to finish a thought and I interrupt, I repeat and I conclude your initial idea. (more…)