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Who Are You, Léopold d'Assche?

A young, spirited business school student, Léopold d'Assche is much more than an upper-class Parisian cliché. He is one of Alessandro Michele's muses for Gucci and is set to become one of tomorrow's golden boys.

Three Gucci shows in a row, two campaigns for the Florentine house, and the perfect face for the cool ambassador of the Rue de Passy: Léopold d'Assche is a boy to watch. We could see his look on the banks of the Essec, or any other prestigious school that trains the leaders of tomorrow, and we would easily find him on the Croisette during the summer in red bermudas and a striped shirt or crossing the terrace of the Trocadero with a Canada Goose on his back. A normal teenager, deluxe edition. But when the Parisian arrived on the podium of Gucci's autumn-winter 2017/18 show, the intrigue was set. What does the Neuilly-Passy-Auteuil triangle do in Alessandro Michele's melancholic and romantic textile poetry? The answer is simple. Alone, Léopold d'Assche successfully embodies the current renaissance of modeling with a large pair of blue eyes, a face almost as perfectly proportioned as the statues that adorn the School of Fine Arts, an aristocratic way of carrying himself, and (especially) a too cool to care attitude. His latest appearance was in Gucci’s extraterrestrial campaign for winter 17-18—where we found d’Assche styled in an outlandish, nerdy ensemble.

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