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Grazia presents “The magnificent cinema!” special issue

Stefano Accorsi is the guest editor of this extraordinary magazine edition

For the Venice Film Festival, Grazia, the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli is available at the newsstand and on the app with a special issue for which the actor Stefano Accorsi is the guest editor. An extraordinary edition that celebrates the magic of the cinema as well as its behind the scenes, the stars and all the key players and professionals of an industry that is undergoing considerable transformation, which is extremely important for the cultural industry.

“Two and half years into the pandemic, movie theatres in Italy are unfortunately struggling as fewer people are going to the cinema, however cinema is very much alive thanks to the platforms and has amplified its most wonderful dimension: that of dreaming. Together with Stefano Accorsi, I invite you to read this issue and experience the unpredictability of a world where the magic can arrive at the last take, like the rainbow we photographed with him during the photo shoot for the cover page in Sicily”, said editor Silvia Grilli in her editorial.

“With Silvia, we tried to describe the behind the scenes of cinema today and how it is evolving for the future, placing special attention on environmental sustainability as well as the right amount of space to the merits and talents of women. I think that the contrast among persons, genders and origins keeps us continuously stimulated. If we proceed with a continuous effort, in a non-emergency situation, we should be able, with the support of the various categories, to make movie theatres attractive to the public again in a few years. It is one thing to watch a film on television, it is another to watch it all together at the cinema: laughing or crying together, sharing the emotions. After two years of the pandemic, we need to start sharing again. It is the cinemas, theatres and concerts that can start again to give us moments of great collective emotions”, stressed Stefano Accorsi in the editorial for this special edition of Grazia.

This issue includes an exclusive interview with Stefano Accorsi conducted by the editor Silvia Grilli, in which the actor talks about the passions of his unpredictable life, which is similar to a film where anything can happen, from his first auditions with a famous director to the months in Mississippi where his first film was shot, the exchange of romance and knowledge with the women he loved, his marriage with his wife Bianca and their extended family.

In the interview for the Venice Film Festival, Accorsi confides to Grazia about the emotions he cherishes the most:”I will always remember the first time. I was 20 years old. I arrived by train and took the ferry by myself and was overwhelmed by a sunset over the lagoon: a feeling of early autumn. This magical arrival, the full movie theatres, the continuous interviews, the memorable phrases of Pupi Avati”.

Accorsi also talked to Grazia about his years in France: “I learned a lot during those years. I had been successful in my country, but there I had to start all over and go to auditions”. During the interview, he added: “When you acted in films that were very successful and when for a period of time it does not happen again, when you are in a profession like acting, where you live for the desire to be seen by others, it is normal for this to make you anxious. I told myself: “You have to be patient, be proactive”. Being proactive does not automatically produce results, but since that time I have never stopped”.

The magnificence of the cinema is also recounted by some key figures of the industry, starting with Alberto Barbera, who was interviewed by Stefano Accorsi: the director of the Venice Film Festival talked to the guest editor of this extraordinary issue of Grazia about his overwhelming passion for the silver screen.

The issue The magnificent cinema! is enriched by contributions from important directors, such as Cristina Comencini, Daniele Luchetti, Matteo Rovere and Elisa Amoruso, and by interviews with actors such as Micaela Ramazzotti, Vittoria Puccini, as well as the Minister of Cultural and Environmental Heritage Dario Franceschini.

When browsing through the pages of this special edition, readers will also find an exclusive survey conducted by the Human Highway institute for Grazia that found that 7 Italians out of 10 go to the cinema much less than before, but would return if the silver screen would offer engaging special effects or if it would be possible to meet and listen to the actors themselves.

The issue also includes accounts from some of the most important women in the industry, inducing Nicole Morganti, head of Italian Originals for Prime Video. Morganti explained to Grazia why we need quality and stories that reflect us both on the small and the large screen, especially if they are written and filmed by more young women. Sonia Rovai, Head of Scripted Production Sky Italia, tells the magazine what she likes today about the new generation of viewers.

The issue also includes stories about the photographers, screenwriters and professionals that make each scene perfect: from the costume designers to the make up artists, experts able to transform actors into their roles and the coaches who prepare them to interpret more difficult roles as well as the entire film set crew.

A tribute to Venice

Venice, the fascinating and magical city that hosts the Film Festival, is described in this special issue also with the most exciting pictures taken by the photographers Graziano Arcici, Jacopo Salvi and Daniele Venturelli: these three great image professionals who have always immortalised the stars on the red carpet explain to Grazia the stunts they have pulled to capture the magic and quirks of the actors who walk the red carpet at the Lido every year.

A tribute to the lagoon is given by the Director of the Cineteca of Bologna and President of the Rome Film Fest, Gianluca Farinelli, who recalls together with Grazia how this city was often the location for many unforgettable films that have made film history, from films by Luchino Visconti to Woody Allen and 007.

The magazine celebrates Venice also through fashion and beauty, with a photo shoot at sunrise along the canals and an overview of the trending beauty looks.

Grazia Gazette

A year from its launch, the project Grazia Gazette, Venice Issue is continuing (www.grazia.it/gazette): Live updates from the Film Festival, interviews, events, in-depth information about many films and the most exclusive looks from the red carpet to explore next season’s fashion and beauty trends. Exclusive content and curiosities that can also be accessed using Grazia’s Instagram profile (@grazia_it), where the editor Silvia Grilli will talk live with Stefano Accorsi on 3 September.

The two partners of the initiative, Moet&Chandon and Lexus, have confirmed their presence at the Venice Film Festival with Grazia for the third consecutive year.

The Grazia brand launches an exclusive global project with Victoria Beckham: the star features on the cover of 14 international editions of the magazine

Grazia, the first all-Italian fashion brand, has launched a worldwide exclusive project with Victoria Beckham as the protagonist of 14 international editions of the magazine.

Published simultaneously in the Arab Emirates, Australia, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, Serbia, Spain, UK and USA, Grazia is devoting a special cover story to the British star, with an exclusive photoshoot and interview, in which Victoria reveals intimate details about herself, her family, the spectacular wedding of her and David Beckham’s eldest son and her business difficulties after the pandemic.

An international exclusive that confirms the strength and prestige of the Mondadori Group brand, which, through cooperation with the network of international editions, has become a benchmark in the fashion and luxury industry, creating communication projects that reach global audiences.

“We are very proud of this initiative, which is the result of our brand’s winning formula. Thanks to a global multi-channel approach and the focus on presenting contemporary personalities and trends, Grazia has consolidated its distinctive positioning, responding to the needs and interests of readers all over the world,” observed Daniela Sola, Mondadori Media Managing Director for International Business.

Exported around the world, from Italy to the USA, the Grazia brand is a truly successful mix: with 21 editions in 23 countries, it reaches a global audience of 15 million readers and 45 million unique users, with more than 30 million followers on social media.

Grazia special issue dedicated to the young generations

Grazia, the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli, is on the news-stands this week with a special issue dedicated to the young generations. The protagonists of the latest issue are the stars of the virtual words, followed by millions of people, creators of digital universes and fashion imagined by Italy’s most creative students.

“A publication that cares has a duty to tell its readers about social developments. The world of videogames and gamers is a cross-generation phenomenon that brings kids and adults together to create and use infinite virtual spaces,” said editor-in-chief Silvia Grilli. “This issue of Grazia looks at creativity, dreams, the freedom of an imaginary universe. In asking students from the Istituto Europeo di Design to produce fashion features on videogames, I want to involve young people who believe in fashion and its infinite expressive possibilities in the creation of Grazia,” Grilli added.

The cover shows Irama, a singer with a huge following among youngsters, who in a short space of time has become the voice of a generation that rejects labels and fights for its dreams.

A key report examines the world of videogames, which today is more important than cinema, TV and music. The special issue presents the champions of the virtual world who have become global influencers today, from PewDiePie to Pokimane, as well as the phenomenon of streamers, who play live followed by millions of fans, such as Scarlett alias Sasha Hostyn, the most successful gamer of all time.

Italian names are not forgotten: Federica Campana, one of the first professional gamers, Sabrina Cereseto, with 2.7 million YouTube subscribers, and Fjona Cakalli, founder of Games Princess, Italy’s first videogames site run exclusively by women.

The special issue also offers two exclusive fashion features: a clothes shoot and a still life produced together with the professionals at Grazia by students on the Fashion Stylist & Communication course at the IED. The young photographers and stylists took their inspiration from the style of the gamers. The result is fresh colourful fashion, which is both elegant and ironic.

Grazia confirms its position as a constantly evolving brand, in part through a growing number of special projects for customers who want to communicate with the Young target: from the creative idea to the final engagement process, the aim is to produce content that speaks the same language as the target audience, capturing and engaging its attention, and so reaching the ambitious KPIs of each activation. The latest completed projects include Pandora, Onitsuka Tiger and Primark.

With 21 editions worldwide, Grazia is a reference for 3 million users and readers (source: Nielsen Media Impact Data Fusion, September 2021) and more than 1.6 million fans (source: Shareablee plus Tik Tok and Pinterest Insight, March 2022).

Grazia presents a special issue: Pianeta verde, Pianeta di pace (Green Planet, Peaceful Planet)

To mark Earth Day, that falls on 22 April, Grazia, the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli, presents a special issue entitled Pianeta verde, Pianeta di pace (Green Planet, Peaceful Planet) which brings together the voices of leading figures in the ecological revolution along with stories from people who show that another style of life is possible. The whole world in worried about the war in Ukraine and the inevitable consequences it will have of the balance of power in the world, but there is another battle that must not be forgotten: the fight against global warming.

“We are appalled by the images of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. It is a horror the effects of which will haunt us for a long time. Not only in history and in our memories, but also engraved in the environment, because the arms industry is the most polluting in the world: and weapons manufacturers are the biggest institutional producers of greenhouse gases on the planet,” declared the editor of Grazia Silvia Grilli. At the end of February, a group of scientists prepared a report for the United Nations, warning that the effects of global warming are increasing extremely rapidly. While the whole world is watching Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, with its unspeakable burden of suffering, there is another battle that cannot be overlooked: that for the survival of the planet. On the occasion of Earth Day, in this special issue, I wanted to hear the voices of some of the leaders of the ecological revolution and the stories that can inspire each of us to change our style of life. Because only commitment of everyone can lead us to a more peaceful and greener future,” Silvia Grilli concluded.

Grazia Pianeta verde, Pianeta di pace is an issue full of interviews, exclusive first-hand accounts, surveys, fashion and beauty features dedicated to eco-sustainability and environmental issues. Readers can read an interview with Jovanotti who with his Jova Beach Party 2022 is breathing life into fundraising efforts, scholarships on environmental issues and missions to clean up natural areas. And, once again, Leonardo DiCaprio, the movie star who has done so much for the environment talks about his vocation, his network of donors and the choices in the pursuit of transparency. Marion Cotillard confides in Grazia that she is tempted to leave the movie business for the ecological battles that have already taken her from Antarctica to the Philippines. Now the actress is coming to cinemas with a documentary about young people who are leading the shift towards a sustainable future.

So, a range of content and activities not only in print, but also on social networks and on the web. In fact, from this week, on the Grazia Instagram profile (@grazia_it), Camilla Mendini, on the web Carotilla, the most famous green influencer in Italy, will be the protagonist of a series of videos against daily waste. It begins with a number of reels dedicated to the issue of clothes and objects that are too often thrown away or destroyed, when they could be usefully recycled.

Grazia, with 21 editions around the world, confirms its role as a brand able to continuously evolve, remaining a point of reference for 3 million users and readers (Source: Nielsen Media Impact Data Fusion, September 2021) and more than 1.6 million fans (Source: Shareablee plus Tik Tok and Pinterest Insight, March 2022).

Grazia presents “Buongiorno Grazia”

An extraordinary issue reflecting our values in order to help the women and children of Ukraine

A special issue of Grazia celebrates freedome with 10 collectable covers created by the artist Bianca Cedrone:
a collection of unique digital works, developed with NFT technology, with a soundtrack by contemporary composer Giovanni Allevi

The collection is on sale on manifesto.grazia.it in support of the “Emergenza Ucraina” project by the Fondazione Francesca Rava Italia Onlus

There is a war at the gates of Europe, a conflict that is also an attack against our values. In support of liberty, Grazia, the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli, has developed an extraordinary project entitled Buongiorno Grazia (#BuongiornoGrazia), for which it asked the young artist Bianca Cedrone to create 10 works which have become 10 collectable covers for this special issue.

“There are times when it is our duty to underline which side we are on. This is one of those moments and we are on the side of freedom. And we are declaring it with this extraordinary issue of Grazia and 10 covers that are works of art and represent what we believe in: peace, human rights, care for the planet, honest journalism,” said the editor of Grazia Silvia Grilli. “In attacking Ukraine, Vladimir Putin wants to subdue a nation that is on the road to self-determination. Begun as a “special operation”, the war led by the Kremlin’s boss has (thanks to the reaction of the free world) become a conflict between two different conceptions of history. On the one hand, progress, on the other, a retreat evoked by a bloodthirsty leader who rules through lies, oppression and death, and a view that the lives of others are of no value. Grazia, with honest journalism, devoid of fake news, knows which side it is on. This edition, with its values and commitment, wants to reassert the primacy of free information, rights and peace, because we must never take them for granted,” the editor concluded.

Each cover of this special issue represents one of the values that guide the Grazia brand, forming a collection of unique digital works, created with NFT technology, in which images blend with the exciting notes by the brilliant composer Giovanni Allevi. The collection is inspired by a desire to defend a freer and more inclusive world, more respectful of the planet and of people, where the uniqueness of everyone is the strength to pursue their talents and realise their dreams.

“This project with Grazia has allowed me to explore parallel realities and worlds with the dreamlike and surreal aesthetic that represents me,” said Bianca Cedrone. “Being able to explore such important values through my vision and imagination is an enormous satisfaction. And I believe it is important to convey profound messages through beauty and imagination and I hope that my work can serve as an example,” the artist concluded.

“A work of art must move consciences and focus attention on urgent issues. When the innovative Grazia project was presented to me, I immediately realised the important synergy that could be created for and in support of women,” said Giovanni Allevi. “The musical heart of Grazia NFT is represented in 3 themes in the different emotional approaches – rhythmic, poignant and dreamy – of my solo piano piece” “Woman Warrior”, a tribute to all the women warriors who in this historical period are carrying the weight of the tragic and difficult events we are seeing, thanks to their combative spirit, their courage and an unconditional love for life. I am thrilled to think that music, such an ethereal and impalpable art, can make a contribution to the creation of concrete change in our time,” concluded Allevi.

The collection of NFT digital works, which includes all ten covers, can be purchased on the manifesto.grazia.it platform, developed by Smartxchange Ltd. With this platform, for the first time ever, Grazia has made the world of NFT inclusive, simplifying the purchasing processes in a few clicks. The proceeds will go to support the ‘Emergenza Ucraina’ project for children and women of the Fondazione Francesca Rava N.P.H. Italia Onlus (#GraziaNFTforUcraina).

“I am deeply grateful to the editor Silvia Grilli who, with this wonderful initiative launched by the magazine Grazia, decided to support the Fondazione Francesca Rava, which is always at the forefront of helping children and families in difficulty, and is now also involved in the Ukraine emergency,” said Mariavittoria Rava, President of the Fondazione Francesca Rava NPH Italia Onlus. “A few hours after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the foundation took immediate action to respond to the most urgent needs of hospitals through Prof. Oleg Bodnar, head of the Pediatric Hospital at the Bukovnian State Medical University in Chernivtsi and a volunteer of the Foundation also in Haiti. We took prompt action on two fronts: sending convoys with drugs, medical, surgical and operating theatre equipment via Siret-Romania and warmly welcoming Ukrainian mothers and children arriving in Italy making enormous sacrifices. We need everyone’s help in order to save as many lives as we can and this wonderful project is of great help to us. I therefore launch an appeal to all readers of Grazia, for their support for the work of the Francesca Rava Foundation in this emergency.”

The special issue
This special issue of Grazia, on newsstands from tomorrow, is dedicated to the 10 values for which the brand is a spokesperson: PEACE, in the defence of a free world; ACTIVISM for freedom of opinion; INCLUSION, for the enhancement of diversity; BEAUTY, to embrace all types of bodies, sizes, and skin colour; FEMINISM, enhanced with new shades and power, for a sexy woman full of energy and free to love whoever she wants; VOICE, for reliable information, shared with a community of readers; INTERNATIONAL, because news travels very fast and comes from every source and part of the world; VISION of the challenges to be faced, the causes to fight for but also the discoveries, the achievements, including SAFEGUARDING THE PLANET; FASHION, for a style that intercepts and interprets the most contemporary trends.

Buongiorno Grazia is the first special issue of 2022 and has met with a lot of interest in the advertising market which continues to recognise the commitment and values that have always characterised Grazia. In fact, many clients have included the magazine’s initiative in their planning, leading to a total of over 100 advertising pages.

Grazia presents a special Issue: the Olympics of rebirth

Grazia, the leading 100% Italian fashion brand, with 21 editions around the world and edited by Silvia Grilli, is on newsstands with a special issue entitled Olimpiadi della rinascita (the Olympics of rebirth)
The magazine looks at the protagonists of the Olympics and the rediscovery of sport. Readers will find the athletes of the 2021 Games in Tokyo, to the icons of the past: they will read  stories and first-hand accounts from many of the talents engaged in these post-pandemic competitions and dealing with the special rules and regulations that must now be followed.

“This extraordinary issue of Grazia is dedicated to the athletes who will bring us the thrill of these Olympics and the return of normal life,” declared the editor Silvia Grilli. “They will excite us with their records and help us to see a better world. Because that is what the Olympic Games are: commitment, respect, courage, self-improvement, progress, equality, pace, internationalism.  As well as a more satisfying tomorrow for women. Enjoy!” the editor concluded.

The personalities and contributors to the special issue include: the writer Laura Imai Messina, who has lived for years in Japan and talks about how the country will feel during the Olympics when they can once again enjoy competitive sport with spectators.

Historian Eva Cantarella explains to Grazia how society needs female champions that are an inspiration for the young girls of today and tomorrow, because sport is also equality and respect.

And then lots of athletes, authentic talents from different disciplines: from swimming’s ‘divine’ Federica Pellegrini, now competing in what will be her last Olympics, to Simona Quadarella, another highly talented swimmer who in Tokyo hopes to leave her mark. We also have the coach of the Italian national women’s football team Milena Bartolini and Novella Calligaris, the first swimmer to win a medal at the 1972 Olympics, who tells Grazia about the effort involved in becoming the number one.

Other voices opening up to the magazine include the trainer Giorgio Cagnotto who for years coached his daughter, the diver Tania who explains just how long the road to the podium is.  The fencer Alice Volpi shares with Grazia her excitement ahead of this great challenge, as does the rhythmic gymnast Alessia Maurelli.
Then there is women’s volleyball with the captain of team Italy Myriam Silla and the long jumpers Marcell Jacobs and Gianmarco Tamberi. As well as other accounts from young protagonists of sport: for water polo Pietro Figlioli, for wrestling Frank Chamizo Marquez and Abraham Conyedo Ruano and for artistic gymnastics Vanessa Ferrari.

In this special issue of Grazia will also find portraits by leading photographers of 6 great athletes who are part of the history of the Olympics and of sport. The basketball legend Michael Jordan, US swimming campion Mark Spitz, and the long jump champion Fiona May. As well as Carl Lewis who broke world records in both the 100 metres and the long jump, winning medals at four Olympics, Florence Griffith, the world’s fastest woman of all time and the great fencer Valentina Vezzali.

This special issue is also enriched by cool fashion with a sporty soul and beauty that emphasises the body and footloose, the new trend in which you walk barefoot.

Grazia – which reaches a total audience of 4.3 million people, including users and readers (Source: Nielsen data Fusion December 2020) – will also produce a special entitled Sport generation, available on Grazia.it, in which three young athletes will talk about their passion for sport, the sacrifices, the satisfactions and the hopes. #Graziasportgeneration also continues on the brand’s social media profiles, in particular Instagram, with a rich range of content and background, including curiosities, quizzes and sports-themed surveys, and involving 1.6 million fans (Source: Shareablee, TikTok, Pinterest June 2021).

 

 

Grazia presents a special Issue: ‘Grazia ama l’Italia’

Voices and experiences of a country being reborn

Grazia, the leading 100% Italian fashion brand, with 21 editions around the world, edited by Silvia Grilli, is launching a special issue entitled speciale Grazia ama l’Italia (Grazia Loves Italy).

The magazine examines the rebirth of the country through the beauty for which it is well known: talents, fashion, cities of art, places, architecture and gardens in a narrative journey that, across the pages of the magazine, continues also on Grazia.it, giving a voice to the feelings of some of the country’s leading personalities, symbols of an Italy that is being reborn.

“I wanted to create this special issue as a way of highlighting the excitement that you can feel in the country; the will to re-start, a rebirth of enthusiasm and determination. But at the same time, I wanted to dedicate it to the people who have suffered most during the pandemic some of whom are still worried about leaving the protection of their homes,” said Grazia editor, Silvia Grilli.

Featured on the cover is the actress Sabrina Ferilli, who talks about herself and the extraordinary courage of Italian, inhabitants of a land that is frequently hit by natural calamities, but who are always ready to start again. For Ferilli the re-emergence of the country this time is, as she says, like so often before a great moment of hope and dreams. The Italian Minister for Tourism, Massimo Garavaglia, explains how travel is returning and the strategy to attract foreign tourists back to the country. Meanwhile, the architect Stefano Boeri takes a look at the world of art and the architecture of museums and comments on the importance of re-opening museums and galleries. For this special issue, Grazia also met with talents from the worlds of music and fashion. Singer-songwriter Levante talks about her excitement at being able to get back on stage in front of an audience. The duo Colapesce and Dimartino, the authors and protagonists of ‘Musica leggerissima’, discuss the feelings of young people in the time of Covid, of a desire for simplicity and a return to normality. The model Eva Riccobono, who recently gave birth to her second child, talks about what it’s like to be a mother in the time of Covid.

There are also homages to the country from the journalist and writer Annalena Benini, who arties about an Italy to love; award-winning chef Carlo Cracco and his wife Rosa Fanti, rediscover dishes linked to the land and belief in the importance of getting back around the table and sharing feelings; and the TV presenter and writer Csaba dalla Zorza offers readers of Grazia presents her take on Sardinia.

With the survey l’Italia che vuole rinascere dopo la campagna vaccinale (The Italy that wants to re-emerge after the vaccination campaign) , Grazia gives voice to the many Italians who want to take back control of their lives, their work, their space and the freedom that has been denied for so many months.

This special issue will also include many travel ideas, including wonderful hotels where guest can enjoy an experience in a fascinating context and enjoy food prepared by outstanding chefs. As well as curious facts about Florence and Lecce, a gastronomical tour of Franciacorta followed by detailed wine tour itineraries.

Marking the launch of this special issue, Grazia has also produced a series of City Guides that will be available on Grazia.it, where the brand reaches a total audience of 4.3 million users (Source: Nielsen data Fusion December 2020): a selection of Italian destinations seen through the eyes of young illustrators, each of whom offers tips about the cities the love best.

The coverage continues also with an extensive range of content of the social media profiles of Grazia through which the brand, engage 1.6 million fans (Source: Shareablee, TikTok, Pinterest May 2021) with extra details about the magazine’s content.

Especially for this special issue, Grazia has involved the travel & style expert, Nneya Richard, a talent of Factory21 who will guide users to Italy’s most ‘Instagrammable’ places, inviting followers to participate in the challenge using the hashtag #grazialovesitaly and the tag @grazia_it. And a rich programme of live events, news and photo galleries that will enrich the magazine’s Instagram profile

 

 

 

Grazia on newsstands with a special Issue ‘A tutta natura’

Grazia, the leading 100% Italian fashion brand, with 21 editions around the world, and edited by Silvia Grilli, is out with a special issue A tutta natura, on newsstands from tomorrow, Thursday 6 May.

The pandemic has shown us that common effort and the sharing of knowledge, can help people to overcome the most difficult challenges: the special issue, thanks to its outstanding protagonists and their stories, becomes the voice for new ideas, advice, surveys, columns, for a green revolution that is more necessary than ever.

“The survival of our planet, and therefore our own, will depend on the virtuous behaviours we adopt. But individual responsibility will not be enough. We need innovation, a change in production methods, companies that invest in the protection of an environment that they previously exploited. With this special issue we want to examine useful ideas to save nature as soon as possible, but also to talk about the changes already underway, thanks to the green revolution, in our lifestyle. The speed with which humanity discovered Covid-19 vaccines gives us hope. There is only one planet that we can call home. With this extraordinary issue we want to show how dear it is to us”, said the editor Silvia Grilli.

A variety of testimonials enrich to make this issue special.

The singer Elisa, star of the cover and photographed by Grazia in nature, talks about her bond with the environment but also being a mother and daughter, and the importance of leaving a better planet for the generations to come. Prince Charles talks about Terra Carta, a kind of constitution to protect the planet, plants and animals. And also William the Duke of Cambridge outlines his Earthshot Prize, an award that he has financed to find solutions against climate change over the next 10 years. Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon talks about how his foundation, Water.org has brought water to three million people who previously has no access to it. In this special we also hear from the Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolati, who explains the green revolution that the government will adopt to relaunch Italy after the pandemic. The writer Paolo Cognetti, who lives in the mountains, describes the emotions of those who savour unfiltered nature. While Kailand Morris, the son of Stevie Wonder, describes his generation’s battles on behalf of the planet.

The special also features Grazia surveys dedicated to green issues: the revolution of green collars, or rather, new jobs linked to ecology; regenerative nutrition for a world without waste; the new garden cities, from skyscrapers to green spaces that are reconquering cities.

This special issue also devotes significant space to fashion and beauty with 60 pages all focusing on sustainability.

On Friday 7 May at 7 pm, on Grazia’s Instagram profile, the editor Silvia Grilli talks to the singer Elisa.

A #GraziaLovesGreen challenge will also be launched on social networks, with the involvement of some influencers, in particular Silvia Stella Osella, the Factory21 sustainable fashion talent who will offer, through stories, some simple rules to follow in order to be green. Plus, to make the level of awareness on the topic visible, at www.grazia.it/Grazialovesgreen a large G will turn green as users share using the hashtag #GraziaLovesGreen.

With this new initiative, Grazia confirms its role as a brand capable of constantly evolving, becoming a reference point for over 4 million users (Source: Data Fusion Nielsen Media November 2020) and 1.6 million fans (Source Shareablee + Pinterest and TikTok, April 2021).

Recognition of Grazia’s editorial quality is also demonstrated by the interest of the advertising market. Also for this special issue many clients have wanted to be present, resulting in over 100 advertising pages.

Grazia, Piero Lissoni for the first time guest editor of the magazine edited by Silvia Grilli

A special issue dedicated to design and the shape of the new normal

Grazia, the leading 100% Italian fashion brand with 21 editions around the world, edited by Silvia Grilli, is launching a special issue with, for the first time, master of design, Piero Lissoni as guest editor of the magazine.

For more than thirty years Piero Lissoni has produced international architecture, interiors, product design and graphic design projects. In this extraordinary issue of Grazia he imagines, with a positive glance towards the future, new forms of post-pandemic reality and discussions with leading personalities in the search for connections between different worlds.

This special issue of the magazine will be on newsstands for two weeks and focuses on three themes: minimalism, hybridization and contamination, the paths through which Piero Lissoni describes the forms of a new normal.

“When I suggested to architect Piero Lissoni the challenge of being the guest director of this extraordinary issue, I never imagined that he would welcome my proposal with such enthusiasm and dedicate himself to the job with such passion,” said Grazia editor Silvia Grilli. “After more than a year of the pandemic, lockdowns, uncertainty and lifestyle changes I invite you to discover these in extraordinary pages of Grazia a new way to look at our homes, physically rediscover our cities, our villages, our flavours and our art, as we open up again with hope to a new future. You will meet many people and a world of beautiful objects. But in the end, you will discover that the really important things in your life can fit in a single suitcase,” the editor concluded.

 “When Silvia asked me to be the “temporary editor” for this issue of Grazia, on the one hand I was terrified, I didn’t know where to start. But, on the other hand, I was enthusiastic, like a child with a new toy. Then I started playing. And here we are!” declared Piero Lissoni.

This extraordinary issue gives space to great discussions with personalities who have left a mark on the history of this sector and beyond, and whose portraits bear the name of Giovanni Gastel.

From world-famous architects and designers Philippe Starck and Mario Bellini to the mayors of Milan, Beppe Sala, and Paris, Anne Hidalgo. From a meeting with Maria Porro, President of Assarredo to Stefania Lazzaroni, General Manager of Altagamma. As well as Ferruccio Resta, Rector of the Politecnico di Milano who proposes a new model of teaching.

There is space too for the theatre, with Stella Pende who interviews André Ruth Shammah, the soul of the Franco Parenti Theatre in Milan, and screenwriter Antonio Manzini. Readers of Grazia will also find testimonies from the Swiss artist with an American soul Ugo Rondinone and Francesco Dal Co, director of Casabella.

Featured personalities include Giorgio Metta, Scientific Director of the Italian Institute of Technology, the digital art group TeamLab, Giovanna Melandri, President of the Maxxi Foundation, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome and theologian Sergio Ubbiali.

Extensive space is given to the Segni di stile (Signs of style) feature: a tribute to timeless design, with a selection of iconic pieces, a symbol of an aesthetic that goes beyond fashion, photographed by Santi Caleca.

Valeria Solarino is the protagonist of the cover and of an exclusive, minimalist and sophisticated fashion shoot, done at the Milan Triennale. Valeria also tells Grazia about her greatest desires in this new phase of life. The Fai heritage site Villa Necchi Campiglio is the location for an extraordinary fashion shoot, dedicated to creative freedom.

And a unique photographic reportage gives form to the contaminations of the metropolis of Milan.

And then many sections: from design with La forma dei desideri (The shape of desire), irresistible pieces for every room in the house, to beauty, an account of a minimal and hybrid beauty. And from the kitchen, with starred Davide Oldani, to travel, with a look at the places of hospitality so common across Italy.

The design concept conceived for Grazia by Lissoni Graphx, the department of the studio that develops graphic design, visual communication and brand identity projects, can be summarised as rigour; white and a hybrid font in line with the themes chosen by Piero Lissoni for this special issue.

And the story continues with a rich programme on Grazia’s social media profiles. Tomorrow, Thursday 15 April at 7.30 pm Silvia Grilli will interview the guest editor Piero Lissoni, Valeria Solarino and Davide Oldani live on the brand’s Instagram channel. And there will be other live shows with the protagonists of the issue over the next two weeks.

On Friday 15 April, the digital entrepreneur Eleonora Carisi will be the protagonist of an Instagram Stories Takeover, with the creation of content created on the set of the feature dedicated to design.

With this initiative, Grazia confirms its role as a brand capable of continuously evolving and becoming a point of reference for over 4 million users (Source: Data Fusion Nielsen Media November 2020) and 1.58 million fans (Source Shareablee + TikTok and Pinterest March 2021).

Also this extraordinary issue, after the G21 issue published in March 18, has attracted a lot of interest in the advertising market with many clients in the furniture sector signing up. The issue sold 107 advertising pages, of which over 30 in the furniture sector. Since the beginning of the year, Grazia has expanded its content to the world of design, which has joined the editorial calendar in a structured way with 10 monthly events during the year, tripling page sales in the sector compared with April 2020.

 

Grazia Usa: Jillian Maxwell appointed chief revenue officer of the american edition of Grazia

Grazia USA, the new international edition of Grazia, the result of a licensing agreement between the Mondadori Group and Pantheon Media LLC, has appointed Jillian Maxwell chief revenue officer and executive vice-president. In her new position, Jillian Maxwell will work in close collaboration with editor-in-chief and creative director David Thielebeule.

As chief revenue officer, Jillian Maxwell will be responsible for defining and executing the marketing strategy and brand partnerships, with a focus on identifying new categories of interest and the creation of an ad hoc audience, with a view to reinforcing retail sales through innovative editorial initiatives, live and virtual events, videos and social media.

“Luxury brands want to find new and niche audiences,” declared Jillian Maxwell. “Few partners today can claim that 50% of their audience is made up of women between the age of 24 and 34. Grazia USA is one of them. The growth recorded in October 2020 – when the title made its debut on one of the world’s leading luxury markets – is without question extraordinary. This fact, alongside the vision of David Thielebeule, offers additional advantages to clients seeking to intercept a new audience and draw on figures able to ensure a solid future for their business. I am delighted to be joining such an innovative a team, with which I share the objective of creating significant and engaging opportunities for clients.”

With over 16 years of experience behind her, before taking on her new role Jillian Maxwell was executive director of international fashion at the WSJ Magazine. Before which, as brand director of the founding team of the WSJ Magazine, she contributed to the creation of its well-known platform WSJ Innovators, where she developed the magazine’s global business strategy. She has also been director of marketing strategy at Harper’s BAZAAR and sales director of international fashion & luxury and American fashion & retail at Refinery29, where she expanded digital partnerships in the fashion and luxury sectors. She began ger career at Condé Nast as merchandising editor for the magazine Glamour.

“There are very few professionals in this sector with the skills that Jillian in the media, both digital and print, in marketing and advertising and with her proven track record of experience in helping both small and medium-sized brands to grow. She has worked with top manager, corporate marketing directors and advertising agencies for years and become a figure of reference for various brands,” explained David Thielebeule, editor-in-chief of Grazia USA. “Jillian is also able to understand the challenges and opportunities for publishers, having been at the top of the WSJ Magazine, where, year by year, she drove profitability and grew revenues through new channels. Jillian is an undisputed leader that knows how to consolidate high performing teams and is able to create strategic partnerships while ensuring growth for clients. Her arrival at Grazia is exceptionally good news and we are extremely confident in our approach that aims to fully enhance and valorise our audience.”

Present in all of the most important fashion and luxury markets, Grazia is the leading 100% Italian fashion brand to have exported its successful formula around the world, from Italy to the United States, creating a dynamic network with a total of 21 editions and a global audience of 15 million readers, 35 million unique users and more than 20 million followers on social media.