alain elkann interviews

John Pearse

CONVIVIAL CELEBRITY CLOTH CUTTER. John Pearse has been tailor to an eclectic range of stars such as Mick Jagger and Jimi Hendrix and gentlemen with bohemian taste for many years. Now aged 77, for the last 40 years he has worked from his shop in Meard Street, in the...

Sasha Suda

CONNECTING THE PAST TO THE PRESENT. Sasha Suda is a Canadian art historian. Since 2022 the former director of the National Gallery of Canada has been the director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), whose building is a civic landmark and whose encyclopedic...

Francis Kurkdjian

A MARK OF LOVE. Francis Kurkdjian, Dior’s Perfume Creation Director since 2021 is now launching his new signature fragrance L’OR de J’adore.Francis Kurkdjian, what did you want to become when you were a young boy?  I was born and raised in a family where art was very...

Giuseppe Notarbartolo

THE WORK OF A LIFETIME. For over 40 years Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara has been involved with the natural history, ecology, behaviour, taxonomy and conservation of marine megafauna. He has a passion for whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and manta rays.You can listen...

Dambisa Moyo

ECONOMIC GROWTH AND HUMAN PROGRESS. Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born economist and writer whose books, articles, and public lectures centre on the creation of wealth in a global economy.You can listen to the podcast of this interview here. Dambisa Moyo, in 2022 you were...



Bassani shows us the mechanisms of discrimination: the horrors of being a full member of society one day and the next day being considered a pariah. Prejudice, whether racial, religious, sexual, or any other kind, follows the pattern he describes so masterfully.”


Reminiscing on Giorgio Bassani with Alain Elkann


Nonna Carla by Alain Elkann

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