Posted on April 14, 2011
It emerged five years ago from a daring photo shoot by Steven Klein. Dolce & Gabbana model in 2006 was named the best model of the world.
One of the most surreal films 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: it took 40 pages of L'Uomo Vogue magazine to shape the story.
That production also the leap to stardom Chad White, was until then an unknown young amateur baseball Oregon.
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 international brands.
Unlike a certain look from "dull" and ambiguous that prevailed among male runway models in early 2000, White found success highlighting a distinctly masculine profile. His physical strengths, incidentally, made him the most sought among swimwear designers.