Gucci Supports Photographer Paolo Di Paolo Retrospective Book

SLICE OF HISTORY: Gucci’s interest in the arts shows no sign of slowing.
The Italian fashion house and its creative director Alessandro Michele have teamed with Rome’s MAXXI, the Museum of the Arts for the 21st Century, on the publication of the book “Paolo Di Paolo. Mondo Perduto [Lost World]. Photographs 1954-1968” gathering more than 300 works the Rome-based photographer took between 1954 and 1968.
Born in Italy’s central region of Molise, Di Paolo moved to Rome at an early age and soon became one of the great reportage photographers who documented the country as it emerged from World War II for the now-defunct Il Mondo weekly magazine and for personal projects. Taken with his compact Leica III C camera, Di Paolo captured black-and-white portraits of key personalities in the country’s art, culture, fashion and movie sectors They include writer Pier Paolo Pasolini on the outskirts of Rome; the encounter between actress Gina Lollobrigida and artist Giorgio de Chirico; Anna Magnani sunbathing in her villa outside Rome, as well as Brigitte Bardot, Federico Fellini, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, to name a few.
Along with images, the book features texts written by Michele and Di Paolo, a biography curated by his daughter Silvia,

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