Fashion design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were on Wednesday handed a suspended prison sentence of one year and eight months for hiding hundreds of millions of euros from the tax authorities. The designers, who are nearly as famous as the stars they dress, were not present in court in Milan and have denied the charges. Given the complexity and length of the appeals process, they are unlikely to spend any time in jail.
As all we know, when Italian men want to protest the injustice of taxes, they proudly drop trou. And I'm sure Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who were convicted of evading millions of euros in taxes and sentenced to 20 months in prison, would appreciate nothing more than an army of their countrymen ditching their trousers in support. But it probably won't be necessary:
Still. It's a nice thought.