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Dean and Dan Caten

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Dean and Dan Caten (born Dean and Dan Catenacci) Canadian creative fraternity design duo are identical twin brothers, fashion designers, founders and owners of the DSQUARED, an international fashion house. Celebrities wearing their designs have included Lenny Kravitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Britney Spears and Madonna Dean and Dan Caten were born in 1964 as Dean and Dan Catenacci in Toronto, Ontario. And grew up in the Willowdale area. They are the youngest of nine children. Their parents were from Naples, Italy. In 1983, they moved to New York to study fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, but stayed only one semester before returning to Toronto. Finding a financial backer in 1986, they launched their first signature womenswear collection, DEanDAN. By 1988 they had signed on to label Ports International (currently Ports 1961) as creative directors to bring the company more fashion forward and upscale. At the same time, Dean and Dan designed for their lower-end, leisure brand, Tabi International. In 1991, the brothers moved to Milan, Italy where they worked as designers for the house of Gianni Versace, and denim  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1965
Place of birth
Ontario

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