Dolce & Gabbana Stores “Closed for Indignation”

Ever the showmen, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have temporarily closed all their Milan stores, in a protest against the taxman. 

Citing their recent guilty verdicts and jail sentences in a tax-evasion case lasting six years, the two closed their nine boutiques in Milan for three days over the weekend and put signs in the windows that said “Closed for Indignation.” Their 250 employees in Milan will still be paid.

The pair, who’ll appeal the decision and aren’t expected to spend any time behind bars, explained their reasoning in a statement: “We are no longer willing to suffer undeservedly the accusations of the financial police and the income revenue authority, attacks from public ministers and the media pillory we have already been subjected to for years.”

In a further show of resistance, Dolce & Gabbana also displayed a newspaper article that quoted a city council member who said the city should not allow the duo to show their collections in communal spaces during Milan Fashion Week in September.

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