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Behind Robert De Niro and Benjamin Milliepied's defining moments with Ermenegildo Zegna

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Behind Robert De Niro and Benjamin Milliepied's defining moments with Ermenegildo Zegna
In the second instalment of the Italian name's lifestyle campaign Defining Moments, a Hollywood legend and an exceptional dancer go unarmed

What good is clothing if it doesn't impact our lives?

The right pair of heels is akin to a boost of confidence on a teenager's sweet sixteen; a well-cut suit and tie the man's armour on his first day at the workforce. Determined to delve beyond patterns and stitches, Ermenegildo Zegna unveiled a holistic campaign, Defining Moments earlier this year, capturing Hollywood legend Robert De Niro and young actor McCaul Lombardi in the rawest of forms — without theatrics, engaging in free-flowing dialogue.  

This time, the menswear doyen brings dancer, choreographer and one of the world's most celebrated virtuosos Benjamin Millepied (of The Black Swan) to the fore. Alongside De Niro, Ermenegildo Zegna's fall/winter 2017 instalment offers a glimpse into the journies and psyches of the duo.   

Lensed no where else but in the city of dreams, catch the organic moments between De Niro and Milliepied as they stroll through the Big Apple, above. Your first peek behind-the-scenes of the brand's campaign under the artistic direction of Alessandro Sartori, below. 

Watch Robert De Niro and Benjamin Milliepied in conversation here: 

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