Dolce and Gabbana handed jail time for tax evasion
Star fashion designers convicted to dodging millions in taxes19 June, 17:32
The two founders of the iconic fashion house were also ordered to pay compensation to Italy's tax authorities.
Milan prosecutors had said that the creators of the world-famous Dolce & Gabbana brand, with six others, evaded taxes for several years after setting up the front company Gado in Luxembourg.
"Gado was an artificial construction with the specific function of obtaining tax benefits," prosecutors said.
It is likely that Dolce and Gabbana will appeal.