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We arrive backstage at the Richmond Show well in advance, as usual. To cover a backstage you have to be there at least one hour before the beginning (the show is systematically delayed at least 30 minutes) of the show.
We do not have time to put our bags down that we are overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the Italian supermodel Fabio Mancini. Fabio does not go unnoticed, believe us. His name resounds everywhere, so does his laughter.
Fabio knows everyone, absolutely everyone, and with everybody he chats, jokes, you can see that he feels really at home in this environment, the fashion world is his world.
Makeup artists and hairdressers have to chase him because he is always, perennially ‘in motion’. An interview, a quick shoot, a fitting, a makeup artist waiting for his hair to be done before proceeding, and vice versa.
Everybody wants him, and they have to fight to ‘steal’ him from someone else. Or they simply have to wait for their turn, because Fabio is really very disputed in every backstage. [Read more below].
Fabio. We said. Overwhelming Fabio. We go backstage, he greets us, and instinct tells us to turn on the camera, immediately. With Fabio you never know, better be ready. Always.
And in fact, he greets us and at the same time he tells us: “Follow me, I will bring you around, let’s go backstage”. And off he goes. And we chase him. Fabio shows us the outfits he will wear, the show is about to begin [Richmond Summer 2017 ed], but he finds the time to take us where the models are ‘groomed’ by the expert hands of [in this case ed] team Aldo Coppola.
Fabio introduces us to his colleagues, other models, and he knows them one by one. They look at him as you look at a big brother. Fabio Mancini, the model who has done more catwalk shows and advertising campaigns (we are talking about names like Giorgio Armani) than of all the other guys together.
As you can see in the video above, and in the pictures that we publish below, the backstage was very small for the amount of models and insiders who usually flock to the backstage of a fashion show, but the mood was calm, fun, almost collegiate, as it happens when Fabio is around.
And if you do not believe us, just be patient and wait for the release of our next video [from the Bikkembergs Summer 2017 backstage], it will leave no room for doubt whatsoever…
Meanwhile, enjoy the best of Fabio Mancini at the Richmond Summer 2017 Show. Do not forget to check out the video at the beginning of the article. Thanks Fabio!