It’s certainly not a secret anymore how fashion is being influenced by music and viceversa and I can’t really tell how did this all start. It is fascinating though how this two apparently far from each other worlds can cohabit, expecially when the spacetime distances are very large. In a fashion shooting contest, this kind of chemistry can bring outstanding results, like for the picture I chose this week, which has been published in 2006. Unbeknown to me, Michael Woolley demanded a “Kiss inspired” makeup, even if the styling was definitely not 70s. However, once I got on set I knew it would have worked. Stroke of genius or result of the deep cultural background of professionals that have been in the field for such long time. To be brave enough and radically change a concept at the last minute and to be able to see the good in a flash of genius, is part of the job. Is this unpredictable (and a bit misterious), side of it that makes it wonderful.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.