Hotels in the neighborhood
41 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, 75008 Paris, France
Hotel de Sers
The Hotel de Sers captures the best of the Paris experience. A rare place where elegance and style meet, just minutes from the iconic Champs-Elysées and the George V avenue.
23 rue Brey, 75017 Paris
Hotel Tilsitt Champs Elysees
3 star hotel in Paris near the Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe.
10 avenue Mac Mahon 75017 Paris
Etoile Park Hotel
Just two steps from the Arc de Triomphe a majestic stone facade 3 star hotel welcomes you in the heart of Paris
Founded in the mid-80s by Italians Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, once a couple but separated since 2005, the brand has a daring, sexual edge that deliberately flirts with controversy. Not afraid to show naked flesh, muscles and sexually-charged scenes in some of their advertisements, this has often attracted the ire of puritans and media watchdogs alike.
But of course, they love it, and so presumably do the people that buy their clothes. The message is one of self-assurance with a fair amount of bling (especially gold), and a very visible brand name that can be seen in a club, in the dark, at 4am. Subtly is not their strong point.
Or perhaps that is no longer true? As the two founder grow older and wiser (they've now hit 50), the brand may be mellowing out, with a range of glasses and leather goods that people of any age could wear. With a company worth around $580M, I think I'd probably mellow out too.
Metro 9, 1 :
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bus BAL, 23, 42, 73, 80, 83, 93
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