Close to celebrating 30 years of work together next year, Stefano Gabbana used the opportunity to show his love, as strong as always, for his life and business partner, Domenico Dolce. And he did it in front of the entire world, with a love letter published in the Italian paper, Corriere Della Sera.
“Dear Domenico, 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.”
Always together through great and unforgettable moments, as well as rough times like the tax invasion case, the designer spoke from the heart to a man who stood by him “for better or worse”, in a very touching love letter.
“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,” the letter said. “With pen and paper, everything is different: the words are more difficult, they have a deeper value, one which remains unique, as unique as you are and as you will always be for me. We have created Dolce & Gabbana together from nothing, and with the power of our love we have achieved all that we have. By supporting each other we have been able to overcome many difficulties and many prejudices. And even today, thanks to the emotions that bind us inextricably to each other, we continue to face together the joys and sorrows that life holds for us. You are my family.”
“Many years have passed since I first heard your voice on the other end of the phone; everything and yet nothing has changed. The love I felt then has only transformed, continuing to fill me with wonderful emotions. You are unique and you remain so in my life, just as this letter which I now write will also remain unique. I love you, Stefano” – the letter ends.