Our Work

Gucci - Ambassadeur

A 74-page photo fashion editorial for the Gucci pre-fall ’19 collection, bringing to life André P. Brink’s 1963 novel: The Ambassador.

The Ambassador was written by South African novelist, André P. Brink, between November 1962 and August 1963, when he was 27 years old. It is set in Paris in the 1960’s and was a literary protest to the injustice of apartheid during that period. Brink wrote the novel after studying at the Sorbonne in Paris for two years.

Living in Paris, between 1959 and 1961, gave him an outside perspective on what was happening in South Africa. The Sharpeville massacre, in particular, was the shock that forced him to see the true nature of the injustice in his country. In this fashion editorial, we bring to life this ground-breaking novel.