KING OFF THE COURT

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Lin Dan was ap­pointed as the Ital­ian house’s first Asian am­bas­sador in 2013. The Fu­jian na­tive and the de­sign­ers had met for the first time in Bei­jing a few years ear­lier. “For us, Lin Dan stands tall among the new icons of mas­culin­ity,” says Gab­bana. “The com­mand­ing and charis­matic per­son­al­ity of Lin has in­trigued us since the first time we met. His aes­thetic sen­si­bil­ity, his taste for beauty, his el­e­gance and his in­nate affin­ity for fash­ion im­pressed us im­me­di­ately.” Lin cham­pi­ons the la­bel’s fash­ion in the book, printed by pub­lish­ing pow­er­house Riz­zoli. Each stunning pho­to­graph cap­tures the ath­lete pos­ing in Dolce & Gab­bana in a pic­turesque scene, whether in a tai­lor’s stu­dio, an Ital­ian eatery or a lav­ishly fur­nished abode.

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