Photograph an actor in order to help cinema. Fashion spectacle takes a completely new form when interpreted by an actor. Incidently, for once, the actor is not american: he’s Giorgio Pasotti, italian. The movie business in our Country suffers: during the 50s and 60s about 200 movies were produced, shot and distributed, today the number is around 50. Fifty movies that won’t be watched abroad, while French and British movie businesses promote themselves and spread movies out of the Country boundaries. It’s our fault: how can we expect that italian talents would become worldwide stars? For example, would Vincent Cassel have gained such a success if he hasn’t been seen in cinemas all over the world? Fashion can do a lot, in this sense: unfortunately italian maisons – except Dolce&Gabbana – are the first not to trust in italian actors. Italian designers do nothing but inviting our celebrities to fashion shows. I’d like to see an adv campaign with italian celebs. Is it too much to ask? Giorgio Pasotti wearing Hermès, ph. by Rankin.
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.