Domenico Dolce

In the end, popular opinion wasn't enough to save Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabanna, the designers behind the highly lucrative fashion label Dolce & Gabbana. Despite pleas on social media and protests from fans, an Italian appeals court has upheld the decision reached last year in a lower court which found the pair guilty of tax evasion. The original criminal charges followed a stiff 343.3 million euro ($439.70 million U.S.) fine ordered payable as restitution last spring.

International fashion stars Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could soon trade the catwalks of Paris and New York for time in an Italian prison. The duo behind Dolce & Gabbana, the trend-setting brand that's come to define Italian apparel, are facing charges of tax evasion in Italy. Prosecutors are asking the court to impose a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for both men, Time notes.

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