the designers

Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten moved to Milan in 1991 to further pursue their love for fashion and desire to have their own collection. The result was a debut in 1994 with

a Men1s collection and in February 2003 they launched their first women1s runway show. Dean and Dan are also collaborating with the photographer Steven Klein to develop a series of images for advertising campaigns that express their pure ideals and sensuality. The twins have also put their stamp on the women1s fashion world and were thrilled when they were comm-issioned to create costumes for Madonna1s "Don1t Tell Me" video and the cowboy segment in her 2002 Drowned World tour.

The brothers teased the public in June 2002 when Dsquared2 previewed their Spring/ Summer 2003 menswear collection with an unexpected twist nine looks from their long-awaited Women1s Collection. The following day WWD featured the designers on their prestigious cover and published a two-page interview.

The inaugural Women1s Collection debuted eight months later in Milan on February 27th, 2003, featuring supermodels Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Karolina Kurkova and Fernanda Tavares descending from a candy-pink private jet. This dramatic show generated yet another WWD cover, featuring model Karolina Kurkova wearing a high-waisted gold leather biker skirt and sweet pink mohair cardigan capelet.

It has been nine years since Dsquared2 was unleashed on the world and Dean and Dan keep challenging themselves and looking toward the future.

The Look

Famous for their super-low jeans, and we do mean super low, the look is sexy yet rugged, relaxed yet sophisticated. Dean and Dan's unique mix of American wit, refined Italian tailoring and attention to detail inspire a loyal following. Dsquared2 shows are often multimedia extra-vaganzas, combining fashion with art and music.

Who Wears It

Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, Cameron Diaz, Lenny Kravitz, Ricky Martin, Eve (Hip Hop Diva)

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