Posted on April 14, 2011
It emerged five years ago from a bold photo shoot by Steven Klein. Dolce & Gabbana model in 2006 was voted the best model of the world.
One of the most surreal movie starring Burt Lancaster ("The Swimmer", 1968) inspired, 38 years later, a high-impact photographic production. Behind her was none other than Steven Klein, a photographer known for his work with Madonna. Klein certainly aspired to a mega-production and the result was in line with its ambitions: needed 40 pages of L'Uomo Vogue magazine to capture the story.
That production was also the leap to stardom Chad White, until then an unknown young Oregon baseball fan.
White, whose sculpted body quickly conquered audiences and advertisers, then began an upstroke. He was the darling of Dolce & Gabbana since late 2006 and stepped on the catwalk representing other internationally renowned brands.
Unlike certain look between "dull" and ambiguous that prevailed between catwalk male models in early 2000, White found success highlighting a profile distinctly male. Their physical virtues, indeed, made him the most sought among swimwear designers.