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Domenico Vacca is an Italian designer and fashion brand.
Born in the South of Italy, Vacca‘s family was for decades deeply rooted in the craft of fashion. His grandmother had a fashion house in Andria, Bari, that was known for its hand sewn, unique creations. As a boy, he started developing his amazing sense of style just by spending time at his grandmother’s atelier.
University of Bari, Italy Georgetown University, Washington DC New York University, New York (Master Degree)
Several master degrees and an excellent career in business, in Milan first and then in New York, although successful, were not what he had in mind for his life in the fashion capitals of the world. Eventually, in 1998 he felt the need to go back to what he really enjoyed, the world of high-end fashion that he knew so well. But fashion as we know it was not enough. In 2002 Domenico Vacca, combining his sophisticated aesthetic with his incredible business skills, launched his own eponymous label for men and women. A store on New York’s Fifth Avenue was just the natural evolution, and the beginning of an ever-evolving fashion empire, spearheading the sartorial trend in fashion. By combining the best of Italian craftsmanship, superb fabrics, and an impeccable fit with a contemporary Italian cut, the Domenico Vacca label is known as the “Ferrari of clothing”.
Domenico Vacca was recognized twice by the prestigious Robb Report Magazine, with the Award for Best Italian Collection in their annual Best of the Best issue. Best Life Magazine recognized the Domenico Vacca tie collection as the finest in the world.
Domenico Vacca has presently a network of seven boutiques around the world: Milan, London New York, Beverly Hills, Miami, Palm Beach, Mayakoba (Mexico), and Doha (Qtar)
The company has 100 master tailors and 250 seamstresses to sew and construct the Domenico Vacca collection by hand in the South of Italy, where timeless pieces meet flattering fits, styles and fabrics creating an exceptionally chic lifestyle collection.
Custom Made / Couture
A unique and exclusive custom order program allows clients to choose from more than 2,000 fabrics and an unlimited selection of exotic skins in various colors for the accessories.
Domenico Vacca is a favorite with Hollywood costume designers, directors and studios by collaborating with them to make the wardrobe and style lead actors and actresses in blockbuster films and TV series such as: The Son of No One (Al Pacino), Entourage (Jeremy Piven), American Gangster (Denzel Washington), Morning Glory (Diane Keaton, Harrison Ford), The Inside Man (Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer), Stranger Than Fiction (Dustin Hoffman, Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah), Just Wright (Queen Latifah, Paula Patton, Common), August Rush (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), The Kite Runner (Homayoun Ershadi, Shaun Toub), The Lincoln Lawyer (Marisa Tomei), HBO’s Entourage, Season 2-3-4-5-6-7-8 (Jeremy Piven) Lipstick Jungle (Brooke Shields), FX’s drama Damages, Season 1-2-3-4 (Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Ted Danson, Tate Donovan, Michael Nouri), HBO’s In Treatment (Gabriel Byrne).
Awards, Celebrity Dressing
At the Academy Awards and Golden Globes, Domenico Vacca is, every year the designer of choice.
Academy Award Winners
Daniel Day Lewis (Best Actor, 2013), Mickey Rourke (Best Actor), Jeremy Piven (Best Actor), Forest Whitaker (Best Actor), Alan Arkin (Best Supporting Actor), Melissa Etheridge (Best Music Score).
Academy Award Presenters and Attendees
Daniel Day Lewis (2014), Steve Carell, Jack Black, Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen, Frank Langella.
Domenico Vacca has presently licenses for: Crystal and Glassware, Tableware, Hotel Amenities
Domenico Vacca lives between the United States and Italy.