Campioni. Dolce and Gabbana Soccer Players
Rising soccer stars are transformed into fashion icons and champions in these sensuous black-and-white photographs shot by renowned designer Domenico Dolce. Acclaimed fashion designer Domenico Dolce—working behind the camera as a photographer for the first time—assembles a virtual gallery of up-and-coming athletes from the world of soccer. Some are already well-known faces, such as Alexandre Pato, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Fabio Borini, and Stephan El Shaarawy, whereas others are champions and stars of the future. Dolce’s stylishly exotic photographs reveal the men’s power and charm, their masculinity and hidden sensitivity. In these intimate profiles of sixty-seven international players, Dolce uses a spare white background and his innate sense of style to bring out each player’s unique personality and natural charisma. The book is a highly personal portfolio, featuring an introduction by Marcello Lippi, the Italian World Cup–winning manager, commentaries from journalists and editors from around the world, and Dolce’s own thoughts on his work. Dolce has used glamour to enhance the beauty of men throughout his career. This handsome volume is the product of his very personal and candid search to create a unique synthesis between the world of sports and glamour. Proceeds from the sale of the books will go to AriSLA, Agenzia di Ricerca per la Sclerosi Laterale Amiotrofica (the Italian Research Foundation for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis).