Ermenegildo Zegna
by Stephen Garner

Ermenegildo ZegnaLuxury Italian menswear label Ermenegildo Zegna has unveiled the second chapter in its ‘Defining Moments’ campaign starring Robert De Niro and French choreographer and dancer Benjamin Millepied.

Like McCaul Lombardi, protagonist of the first Defining Moments campaign, Millepied and De Niro possess an affinity that transcends age and heritage. Although the men represent two different generations, both share a love for New York, a natural penchant for elegance and an inner strength that permeates their characters.

Together in the city that never sleeps, Alessandro Sartori, artistic director for Ermenegildo Zegna, and film-maker Francesco Carrozzini initiated a dialogue with De Niro and Millepied. The two performers share their passions, values and moments that are now seen as milestones of their careers.

Ermenegildo ZegnaDe Niro and Millepied engage in an intimate conversation about life, artistic expression and unique defining moments. De Niro discusses his love for a city unlike any other; a city where freedom reigns and dreams are realized. Millepied naturally concurs. He came to New York to follow his dreams and is still struck by its rich culture and vibrant sense of opportunity. Amid an insightful interplay of ideas and experiences, De Niro and Millepied contemplate the demands of their respective trades, the marked differences between them and the power of creative spontaneity.

First introduced for the spring/summer 2017 season, the fall/winter 2017 campaign represents an evolution of the acclaimed Defining Moment’s omnichannel initiative, which reflects the emotion and community-centric voice that Ermenegildo Zegna has authenticated through its brand statement.

Along with this second phase of the global campaign, the Defining Moments platform on will feature conversations from successful individuals of different ages, cultural backgrounds, from different parts of the world.

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