Italian Appeals Court Upholds Dolce & Gabbana’s Tax Convictions
Luckily, stripes are in this season, because the fashionable duo are one step closer to donning prison attire. An Italian appeals court upheld the 18-month jail sentence and 500,000 euro fine levied by a lower court for the fashion designers’ failure to pay 40 million euros in taxes. Dolce & Gabbana plan to appeal the ruling to Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation. Apparently, run-ins with the law are trending among Italian runway designers. Prada and Armani recently paid 420 and 270 million euros, respectively, to settle disputes.