Le Baron Sportifby Eyal de Leeuw | 11.08.12
Well, thanks god the Olympics are over. Although the various aesthetic and even emotional highlights of the recent Olympic games The Garçonnière is not what you call the sporty type.
But if there was no choice and he had to choose an athlete to follow his path – it would have been Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin, a French aristocrat who is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games and a winner of a gold medal (in literature!).
Yes, Baron de Coubertin won a gold medal for his poem “Ode to Sport”, which he wrote for the art competitions that were held at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm. It was actually the first time that art competitions were part of the Olympic program and medals were awarded in five categories: architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture, for works inspired by sport-related themes. (The last art competition was held in 1948).
To celebrate the London Olympic games and Pierre de Frédy’s heritage the people of thefashionisto.com have asked Italian fashion editor Demetrio Baffa Trasci Amalfitani and photographer Andrea Vailetti for an exclusive homage to Baron de Coubertin.
The production is based on various dandy’s sporting fields and models wear mainly Italian brands such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada.
For more details you can visit thefashionisto or wait until we start training for the next games, as we say: see you in Rio2016!.