Zegna’s Defining Moments - Robert De Niro meets Benjamin Millepied in the second season
Ermenigildo Zegna’s Defining Moments campaign was a defining moment in itself for hi fashion advertising when it debuted early this year with American Honey star Mccaul Lombardi. The young debutant and the old superstar shared an affinity that transcended age and heritage. Season 2 of Defining Moments brings de Niro another younger companion – renowned French choreographer, Benjamin Millepied, who displays the same chemistry although he has spent most of his life outside the Hollywood spotlight. Both men share a love for New York, a natural penchant for elegance and an inner strength that permeates their characters. After a successful career dancing in some of the world’s most prestigious ballets, Benjamin Millepied founded the LA Dance Project and was the Director of Dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. He also received international acclaim for his choreography in The Black Swan, in which he also played a leading role, as the Prince opposite Natalie Portman’s Swan. Together in the city that never sleeps, Alessandro Sartori, Artistic Director for Ermenegildo Zegna, and film-maker Francesco Carrozzini initiated a dialogue with De Niro and Millepied. The two performers share their passions, values and moments that are now seen as milestones
De Niro and Millepied engage in an intimate conversation about life, artistic expression and unique defining moments. De Niro discusses his love for a city unlike any other; a city where freedom reigns and dreams are realized. Millepied naturally concurs. He came to New York to follow his dreams and is still struck by its rich culture and vibrant sense of opportunity. Amid an insightful interplay of ideas and experiences, De Niro and Millepied contemplate the demands of their respective trades, the marked differences between them and the power of creative spontaneity.
Along with this second phase of the global campaign, the Defining Moments platform on zegna.com will feature conversations from successful individuals of different ages, cultural backgrounds, from different parts of the world.