Lionel Messi poses for a series of never-before-published photographs taken by Domenico Dolce especially for this unique book. Rising from Rosario, an Argentine town in Santa Fe Province, -Leo- has become the foremost soccer player in the world. He is the forward for FC Barcelona and the Argentine national team, as well as the winner of the Ballon d'Or for four years in a row since 2009. The portraits selected for this project disclose an unconventional Messi, very different from the one seen at matches. As a matter of fact, the book showcases the star player's private, more intimate life captured by Domenico Dolce's creativity and unfailing eye. The photographs will be printed on special gold and silver paper. The images lay bare the emotions, moods, and passions of this young athlete, who has succeeded in bravely overcoming adversity in order to fulfill his dream: to become the number one among the world's top soccer players.
Domenico Dolce founded the Company together with his partner Stefano Gabbana in 1985. As a storyteller, he has dedicated himself to photography with the same passion and enthusiasm he expresses in fashion, style, and in his visual culture. He published the photography book Campioni in Autumn 2012 and recently, he shot the S/S 2013 Dolce&Gabbana advertising campaign.