The beautiful and the damned
As for the story taking place in Fulvio Maiani’s shoot for Bambi issue 13, your guess is as good as mine. What does seem clear is that the couple at the center of this affair are ultra-glamorous, famous perhaps, and embroiled in the kind of tumultuous relationship that rockets them from the very depths to the highest of highs – and back again – on an all-too-frequent basis.
It’s easier to associate that kind of rollercoaster with the high life. We see it in literature and films time and again, the ones who fly too high and burn like Icarus because they touch the sun. It could be a modern day version of Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned, this couple our Anthony and Gloria. Fiction has taught us that partying hard and living too lush a life will inevitably see us and our relationships broken: that certainly may be true, but it doesn’t spare the rest of us the same fate.
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