Fashion designer known for being the Gabbana of Dolce & Gabbana. Along with longtime partner Domenico Dolce, he created one of the industry's most powerful and ubiquitous companies.
He attended the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche and met Dolce in 1980, while the two worked for Giorgio Correggiari.
He and Dolce were both convicted of tax evasion in 2013, but that conviction was overturned upon appeal a year later.
He was born to Piera and Lino Gabbana. He and Dolce were in a relationship for more than two decades, starting in the early 1980s.
A major breakthrough came in 1993, when Madonna featured D&G on her tour.