Recognized as one of the greatest actors of our time, Robert De Niro doesn’t need to be introduced. Benjamin Millepied, on the other hand, has spent most of his life out of the Hollywood spotlight.
After a successful career dancing in some of the most prestigious ballets, he founded the L.A Dance Project and was the dance director of The Paris Opera Ballet. Millepied has also been recognized internationally for his choreography in the film Black Swan where he also had a starring role playing the opposite of the swan prince Natalie Portman.
Like McCaul Lombardi, star of the first Defining Moments campaign, Millepied and De Niro have an affinity that transcends age and legacy. Although these men represent two different generations, they both share a love for New York, a natural penchant for elegance, and an inner strength that permeates their personalities.
Together in the city that never sleeps, Alessandro Sartori, artistic director of Ermenegildo Zegna, and the film director Francesco Carrozzini, initiated a dialogue between De Niro and Millepied. The two performers share their passions, values and moments that are now seen as milestones in their careers.
De Niro and Millepied engage in an intimate conversation about life, artistic expression, and the unique moments that define them. De Niro talks about his love for a city like no other, a city where freedom reigns and dreams come true. Millepied naturally agrees. He came to New York to follow his dreams and continues to be impressed by his rich culture and his vibrant sense of opportunity. Amid an insightful interplay of ideas and experiences, De Niro and Millepied contemplate the demands of their respective trades, the stark differences between them, and the power of spontaneous creativity.
First introduced for the Spring-Summer 2017 season, the Fall-Winter 2017 campaign represents the evolution of the acclaimed Defining Moments initiative, reflecting the emotion and community-focused voice that Ermenegildo Zegna has authenticated through his statement. positioning.
Throughout this second phase of the global campaign, the Defining Moments platform at zegna.mx will feature the conversations of successful individuals of different ages, cultural backgrounds, from different parts of the world.