Hotels in the neighborhood
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
Hotel Marignan Elysees Paris
The 5-star Hotel Marignan Champs-Elysées, welcomes you in a historic house located between Avenue Montaigne, the Champs-Elysées and Avenue George V.
Hotel Tivoli Etoile Paris
3 star hotel just 50 meters from the Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees.
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.
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