Zegna’s Defin­ing Mo­ments - Robert De Niro meets Ben­jamin Millepied in the sec­ond sea­son

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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.

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