2006 : Debuts furniture and home collection (in collaboration with Italian design firm Poltrona Frau). "People wanted to buy the bench that was in the window," Tomas Maier later explains to Architectural Digest, "and I said, 鈥楴o, we'll make you one.' " March: Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal wears a Bottega gold-chain halter dress to the Academy Awards. June: Maier stages the first men's runway show. August: Steven Klein photographs pregnant supermodel Linda Evangelista in a Bottega flannel evening dress for the cover of Pandora Luxurye's annual Age Issue.

1998 : Photographer Peter Lindbergh hired to shoot a black-and-white ad campaign targeted at younger customers.

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