The Dolce & Gabbana brand was created in 1985 and has grown to become one of the top luxury goods groups in the world. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana first met in Milan in 1980 when working as assistances in an atelier. Dolce, who studied fashion design and worked for his family's small clothing factory, grew up in a small sicilian village while Gabbana, a trained graphic designer, grew up in Milan. They went into business two years later. The first collection was launched in 1986 and the spirit of their work is Jean Paul Gaultier.