In 1985, Dolce & Gabbana was founded by Italian designers Domenico Dolce, born in Palermo, Italy in 1958, and Stefano Gabbana, born in Venice, Italy in 1962. Having grown to become one of the top luxury design houses in the world, the group creates, produces and distributes clothing, knitwear, leather goods, footwear, fragrances and accessories for the affluent consumer market. Today, with more than 100 boutiques worldwide and over 2,000 employees, D&G is a global fashion powerhouse. Fragrances include Dolce & Gabbana cologne for Men, D & G Masculine, Sun, and Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, Sun, Feminine, Sicily, and Dolce & Gabbana The One perfume for women. Fragrances are a significant category for D&G. The designers added new scents in the late 1990s to appeal to younger consumers, enhancing their already successful fragrance line. D&G Feminine and D&G Masculine were launched in 1999, Light Blue, targeted at 25-to 40-year-olds, debuted in 2001. The D&G fragrance lines for both men and women embody the same sexy, audacious spirit that has become synonymous with that name Dolce and Gabbana.