>> CNN: Revealed, which has featured Carine Roitfeld, Liya Kebede, and Diane von Furstenberg in the past, focuses on Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana this month. The 30 minute video profile follows the designers through two seasons of menswear and captures them in between, relaxing at their home in Portofino.
Although the two haven't been romantically involved since 2005, they consistently stress throughout the video special how well they continue to complement each other. "I don't talk to anyone," Dolce quips, "And he talks to everybody." As longtime brand model David Gandy puts it: "[Stefano] sort of looks after the visuals and the branding, and Domenico is more in charge of styling and the shows. So they're very different. One has a very dry sense of humor and the other is more hands-on and in the limelight."
Dolce also mentions their humble beginnings: "We produced the first womenswear Dolce & Gabbana show alone. We organised it in one small studio, we didn't have money to pay the models so we asked all our friends to come. We didn't have money for shoes and bags so all the people used their personal accessories. For the curtain we attached the sheet I had bought for my house, but it was too short and beneath it you could see people's feet."