Every year, beautiful actresses or models have been very “decorative” godmothers to the Venice Film Festival. The godmother’s arrival on speedboat is expected, the bare-foot photocall on the sea-shore and every evening the looks on the red carpet are scrutinised. The Venice Biennale, that organises the festival, has decided to catch everyone unprepared with its unconventional choice to give the role to Alessandro Borghi, one of the most promising Italian film actors.
For starters, the dubious title preceding the name (“godfather” is a bit the “friend of a friend” thing, or “male godmother” that seems to diminish the role?). The actor landed with extreme nonchalance at the Lido, in a total Gucci look and with a joyful and relaxed attitude.
“Alessandro Borghi – says Mauro Galzignato, creative director of The Italian Touch – confirms the latest fashion trend to be seen on the most important fashion catwalks: men are finding their dimension in a world that was mostly female up until recently. Alessandro embodies the role of protagonist excellently, with his short hair without trimming, side parting and light sunkisses. His eard is the only affectation, in line with the trend of the moment, unkempt but not too long”. Hipster times are just a memory of the past.