Filed under: Editorials, News | Tags: andrea tenerani, franco chessa, gq italia, nikola jovanovic, paolo zerbini, vanessa contini, vilnius
It has been days since I spoke about Ford Men on this page, which is no doubt a lingering side effect of having blogged, tweeted, and breathed them during almost every moment of that heady week in Milano. Perhaps I needed some distance, that’s all. That ends today after having pulled the January issue of GQ Italia from my once carry-on luggage. Turns out there is more behind the graying Roberto Baggio on the cover than that penalty. In actuality underneath Il Divin Codino‘s cover an editorial titled “New Icon” is buried deeply therein by photographer Paolo Zerbini and fashion editor Andrea Tenerani that features Ford Men’s Nikola Jovanovic. In Milano I had the pleasure of twice meeting the Serbian who “suffers” from an acute case of idealization wrought by the Mert & Marcus Gucci campaigns. Imagine for a few moments the sensation of seeing a representation of yourself god-like and twenty feet high. Brutal, surely. Nikola, however acquits himself extremely well loosed from the Gucci campaign machine. Wearing various looks from amongst others Bally, Boss Selection, Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton Nikola puts paid to the notion that he’s a company man. Not that I don’t like seeing Nikola in Gucci, nay, it’s simply a pleasure to see him in an editorial setting just as I would any new icon.
Credits include: Publication, GQ Italia Gennaio 2011; Title, “New Icon”; Photography, Paolo Zerbini; Fashion editor, Andrea Tenerani; Fashion contributor, Vilnius; Grooming, Franco Chessa at Victoria’s using Moroccanoil; Casting, Vanessa Contini; Retouching, Nick Hayes, London.
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