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Is a Dolce & Gabbana T-Shirt More Stylish Than a Supermarket T-Shirt? The Guardian Goes Straight to the Source.

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The Guardian asked its readers to submit interview questions for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana—and the results are, as expected, hilarious.

In addition to the usual slew of questions about inspiration, influences, trend forecasting, and blah blah blah, there are also some pretty cheeky queries. Our favorites:

Stefano, did you ever want to call the brand Gabbana & Dolce?

Stefano Gabbana: Honestly, no. Dolce & Gabbana is Domenico and myself, 50/50, and it doesn't matter whose name comes first.

Why is a T-shirt with a Dolce & Gabbana logo any more stylish than one with, say, a supermarket logo?

Domenico Dolce: We have never considered our brand superior or inferior to any other one and we have never spoken about our work in comparison to anyone else's. We are ourselves; we have never had the presumption to please everyone, but we believe in the utmost liberty to express oneself. There are people who believe that a Dolce & Gabbana T-shirt is more stylish than a supermarket one, and there are people who believe the opposite. There is room for everyone.

SG: We shouldn't be the ones to answer this question, and in any case, I wouldn't say one is more or less stylish than the other. It depends on your point of view. It could be the case for me, but perhaps not for someone else.

· Readers interview Dolce & Gabbana [Guardian]