You might not know their faces but the chances are you’ll definitely recognise their names and now Dolce & Gabanna have been jailed for tax evasion.

As the heads of one of the best selling fashion houses in the world the news that Domenico Dolce, 54, and Stefano Gabbana, 50, have been jailed for a year and eight months will come as a shock to the fashion world.

The pair were initially cleared of having undeclared taxes on royalties of around 1 billion euros (£833m) in 2011 but Italy’s highest court overturned the ruling. The two weren’t present at the trial in Italy.

Among the designers’ high profile clients are Madonna and Kate Moss.

The two men have not yet given a public comment on the allegations.