Dolce & Gabbana is a company started by two Italian designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Little did they know that they would go on to develop the global brand of D&G watches, clothes, sunglasses and more. The couple opened their first D & G Studio in 1982 in Milan, Italy. The studio struggled until the two designers decided to go to the Milano Colleziono Fashion show in October of 1985. The designers were seen as having potential and as rising new designers. With that encouragement, the pair worked on their first collection and released it one year later and called it "real woman". Although they are still considered as being young to the fashion industry, the designers have made a fortune with their fashion house of Dolce & Gabbana. One of their drawing cards is their high profile clients like Madonna. Dolce and Gabbana designed one of Madonna's wardrobes that she wore on one of her world tours. Madonna is not the only highly visible model for their brilliantly designed clothing. Some of their other clients are Sophia Loren and the Beckhams. Dolce & Gabbana may be a young fashion house but they are considered one of the most influential and powerful houses in the world of high fashion. From their simple beginnings in 1985 at the Milan fashion show where they showed their homemade designs of intricate patterns and complex fastenings, to the outfitting of some of the world's most famous women, Dolce & Gabbana have seemingly taken control of the world of fashion. Their 1985 show was inspired by the works of Sophia Loren. They later were inspired by gangster pinstripes and the sexy black suits as well as corset dresses. The pair claims that they became obsessed with emphasizing the female curves when they visited Sicily in 1989. It was then when Dolce & Gabbana clothing was being shown in Tokyo. When Dolce & Gabbana visited New York City, their presence as a premier house of fashion was settled. Also, in 1989 Dolce & Gabbana signed an agreement with a Japanese group called the Kashiyama Group. They opened their first boutique in Japan in 1989 and also introduced their first men's collection of designer clothes two years later in their Japanese boutique. D&G watches then followed. In 2000, the designers Dolce & Gabbana joined the highly prestigious Italian watchmakers the Binda Group, and added a touch of high sparkling fashion to the line of watches begun by Innocent Binda in a tiny town near Lake Maggiore in Italy in 1906. One reason why Madonna and Sophia Loren have picked the clothing designed by Dolce & Gabbana is since they make women look in their own words, "fantastically sexy". Their designs are inspired by historical periods like the feminist era which they re tool into extremely glamorous and very modern clothing.