On charges of tax evasion, an Italian judge has sentenced the two world-famous fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to one year and 8 months in prison. The charges stem from a 2004 sale of their D&G and Dolce & Gabbana brand-lines to a Luxembourg holding company.
As of now the sentence has been suspended, with Italian laws in place, the sentences given of less than three years are not served in prison, they are served under house arrest or sometimes throgh community service. Not a terrible system to keep the jails empty for actual dangerous people.
More hard-hotting than the house arrest is the 343.4 million euros (plus interest) that the two will have to pay. At the Man of Steel Taormina Film Festival red-carpet event, Amy Adams wore this white, strapless number.
For an American that translates to about $460 million in fines before you get to the interest. We are sure that the two will quickly be able to raise that amount, even if means selling some of their own bags.