Back to the top

Talking Heads – Gabriele Gratti

Shot by Nicolò Parsenziani – Fashion Editor Gioele Panedda – Model Gabriele Gratti at URBN Management – Groomed by Luigi Morino at Closeupmilano – Photographer Assistant Federico D’amico – Fashion Assistant and Social Editor Valentina Cesarini – Casting Director Isadora Banaudi – Interviewed by Barbara Maestri // Sweater Jil Sander – Shirt Bally

What was your very first job as a model? What were your feelings towards it?
It was the Trussardi fashion show with Umit Benan, and I was worried and scared. I was only 16, but in the end everything went really well.
Do you like your name? Is it linked to a particular person before you, or does it have another origin?
It isn’t a recurring name in my family and has no special connections, but I like it. I’m satisfied with my name.
What’s a smell that reminds you of home?
The smell of the sea.
What’s your secret dream?
I’d like to organise a huge music festival, like Sziget or Tomorrowland.
If you had to decide, would you choose to change your past or control your future?
I’d change the past, because by doing so you can also control the future.


Total Look Acne Studios // Shirt MSGM – Brooch Prada

Is there a movie, or a book, that marked your life in some way?
None in particular, but all the films I watched, the books I read and, especially, the music I listened to made me who I am.
Right now, what point in your career do you think you’ve reached?
I’m satisfied with the level I’ve reached in my career, but there’s still time to improve.
Do you have a secret diary where you put down your thoughts?
I don’t have a secret diary, but I have a guitar. There, I vent all my thoughts and emotions.
Who’s the first person you call when you get good or bad news?
I definitely call my friends, I decide which one based on what I have to say.
Would you ever go bungee jumping?
Oh yes, I would!
Do you like gardening? Are you any good at it?
I like it, I discovered this passion during quarantine. I’m still not very good at it, but I’m learning.


Total Look Acne Studios – Earring Model’s Own // Sweater Jil Sander – Shirt and Trousers Bally – Shoes Acne Studios

Are you superstitious? Do you have any rituals you do before a fashion show?
I’m not superstitious, but I do have a sort of ritual that I do before a show, which is to listen to happy music.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Ice cream, I go crazy for it: it’s an uncontrollable pleasure.
Are you a messy or super organised guy?
Half and half, sometimes what seems messy to others is organised to me.
Tell me the happiest memory from your childhood.
It’s not from my childhood, but my happiest memory is about my first fashion show, which has transported me from my small village into this universe.
If you found Aladdin’s lamp, what would you ask for?
To be a superhero, like Wolverine: superpowers, immortality and being a badass.


Shirt, Trousers and Underwear MSGM – Shoes Acne Studios – Brooch Prada // Shirt and Trousers Fendi – Tank Top Stylist’s own – Shoes Acne Studios