Dolce & Gabbana shut shops to protest public criticism

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A girl takes a picture of the windows of a Dolce&Gabbana closed store, displaying a newspaper article as a protest in downtown MilanBy Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana closed their Milan stores for three days on Friday in protest at being "pilloried" over their convictions for tax evasion in June, which they say they will appeal. The words "Closed for Indignation" were emblazoned in the windows of the designers' shop in an upmarket street in Milan, the city where the pair showed their first collection in 1985. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were given 20-month jail terms for evading taxes on royalties of about a billion euros ($1. …

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