Domenico Dolce (born in Sicily, 1958) and Stefano Gabbana (born in Milan, 1962) burst into fashion news at the 1985 "New Talents" fashion show in Milan, Italy. The next year, as luck would have it, they presented their first indipendent women's ready-to-wear show. Their sexy costumes have caught the attention of entertainers, including Madonna (1993 Girlie Show) and Whitney Houston (1999 singing tour). Their business, Dolce & Gabbana, has expanded to include menswear, signature frangrances, and shops from Italy to Hong Kong. They are well known for daring animal prints and flattering clothes.