7AM Stefano Gabbana: The first thing I do when I wake up is take a cup of tea, a cup of coffee, and vitamins, and then I look at my dogs. I have three dogs, Rosa, Totò, and Mimmo, all Labradors. Domenico Dolce: I also wake up around 7 – I am a creature of habit. I don’t wear pyjamas, but I put on a robe before getting dressed. 7.30AM SG: I read the newspaper Corriere della Sera very quickly because soon after, I go to the gym. I work out for about 45 minutes; usually I run or do exercises like CrossFit, and three times a week after my workout I get a massage. When I come home I take a shower, never a bath. I have soap and shampoo from the pharmacy, and prescription face wash because I have very delicate skin. I wear more or less the same thing every day. I have one or two shapes of shirts, or T-shirts or jumpers in cashmere. I have maybe 25 jumpers. My pants are usually double- or single-pleated or denim, and sometimes I’ll wear a vest and always a Dolce & Gabbana yellow-gold watch. Domenico wears more T-shirts and jumpers and sneakers. I don’t wear sneakers. He is also crazy for jackets – blazers. DD: I have 57 blazers and 30 pairs of sneakers, all Dolce. After a while I just send them to my personal archive and get new ones. Stefano used to buy other brands in the past, but now he has stopped, too. SG: After getting dressed, I have breakfast with my dogs. I usually eat scrambled eggs and ham or fruit. DD: My morning routine is quite common: I have breakfast at home while reading the newspaper, I take a shower, get dressed, a spray of cologne, and I am ready to go! 9.30AM SG: I have a leather bag I take to the office; it’s like an envelope. I always bring my two iPhones and some medicine – something for my head – and some vitamins. Domenico doesn’t come with anything. He hates men’s bags. He puts everything in his jacket pocket. The office is close to my house, so in the winter I walk. If it’s raining I go by car, an Audi 7. Sometimes in the summer I come to the office on my scooter. Domenico walks all the time. 9.45AM SG: The first thing I do when I come to work, I say hello to my dogs and give them one biscuit each. The butler takes them out to the park and drops them off at the office, so they are there waiting for me. They are very popular in the studio. They play all the time. They run around, up and down, left and right. The last one, Mimmo, is a puppy, seven months old. He has his own Instagram. Sometimes we listen to Italian music or pop or opera when we sketch. We don’t always agree. Sometimes Domenico is there before me, and he listens to rock in the morning. I say, “Listen, it’s not the day today. Can you switch it off?” DD: I love to listen to pop all the time! I like to be updated on the new hits; I think it’s important for what we do. Among my favourites of all time is, of course, Madonna. But I also love Kylie, our little princess; Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, and Justin Bieber. And I listen to Italian pop music like Tiziano Ferro. 1PM SG: We take a lunch break from 1 to 2. Sometimes we go out with friends, other times we stay in and eat in the lunch room. Usually we eat something light, like fish or meat with vegetables. Then we have coffee or tea.
I drink three or four coffees
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
The designers take a bow after their Spring/ Summer ’14 show