Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have closed their boutiques in Milan from July 19 to July 21 because they're mad as hell and they're not gonna take it anymore!
The designers have shuttered their nine (!) individual stores in the city in order to express their "indignation" at the Councillor for Commerce Franco D'Alfonso's negative remarks regarding the pair's recent tax problems.
D'Alfonso reportedly said that the designers should not be allowed to show their 2014 collections in Milan since they were found guilty of tax evasion last month because, “We don’t need to be represented by tax evaders."
And even though D'Alfonso apologized for his comments, saying that they were "not given in an interview, but extrapolated from an informal conversation," Dolce and Gabbana are still offended and will keep their stores closed all weekend long.
But, yay, three-day weekend for all the employees!
Read the designers' full statement…AFTER THE JUMP!!!