What is it like working with him?
Gabbana: Easy. Matthew is a professional and doesn't have to force himself to represent the kind of man we had in mind. Dolce: We chose him for this reason: because he's the perfect embodiment of a gentleman, charismatic, naturally elegant, and with a strong personality Does Mr.
McConaughey represent the gentleman within both of you? Can you name a few others that may fit your gentleman criteria?
They can be relatives, friends, known or unknown. Gabbana: Of course he does, otherwise we would not have chosen him. Would you ever publish a gentleman's guidebook? It can pertain to looks, manners, and style What do you think? Gabbana: I wouldn't know about it we think style and good manners are innate characteristics: you either have them or you don't, Of course, you can always give good advice, make a proposal, but it's impossible to change anybody's character or personality.
What were your inspiration points for the One Gentleman, the fragrance itself? The scent is quite lovely, I must say.
Dolce: We work on the creation of a fragrance in the same exact way as we do for a collection. In this case we had this mental picture of a truly elegant, recognizable yet discreet fragrance Gabbana: With this input from us, the experts do the rest.
The result is really the fragrance we had been looking for. What is your next project? Are you working on anything now that you can share with us?
Gabbana: There are many developing projects, but we can't unveil anything quite yet. What's your daily motto? Gabbana: I don't have one.
Dolce: It's difficult to say. Maybe to have a little more free time to spend with our family and friends.
Gabbana: Even if it's not like the early years anymore, we always work very hard and we don't have much free time at all. There are so many things to do, not just collections, but all the collateral projects, such as sport, makeup, books.
Matthew McConaughey is the face of the One Gentleman.