Vanity Fair


“The Benedictine monastery has this marvelous garden surrounded by walls that we can see from our offices,” says Stefano Gabbana, describing one of the many virtues of his company's new, 108,000-square-foot headquarters on Via Goldoni in Milan. “And there is another Franciscan monastery down the street.” Whether the occasional sounds of monks praying will inspire the future collections of two of Italy's most idocyncratic and creative “men of the cloth” remains to be seen. But there is no question that the building itself is inspired. 

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