Mario Galla, Charlotte Free and Dudley O’Shaughnessy among Benetton's faces of color summer 2013 campaign.
"Over three days of photo shoot at the Pin Up Studio in Paris, nine ambassadors for life and for style, distinguished by their multiculturalism, cosmopolitan spirit and social commitment, shared their interpretation of colour; a chromatic reflection of the talent and character which led them into the global limelight."
Red is the color of love and love is the strongest power in the Universe.
Mario was scouted in Hamburg in 2006 and since then has gone onto establish himself as an international fashion model, working with clients including Hugo Boss in London, Paris and Milan.
During Berlin Fashion Week Mario walked for Michael Michalsky wearing shorts, which revealed his artificial leg extension and attracted a huge amount of media interest. Mario was subsequently invited to write the biography of his life which was published in 2011. “Mit einem Bein im Modelbusiness” was cowritten by Lars Amend and has received excellent reviews internationally.
An advisor to the leading insurance firms, Mario helps them to delegate funding for children from poor circumstances as well as organizing various workshops for kids to help them build a better life for themselves.
Mario has also stared in a high profile anti-fur campaign for PETA and there is a currently a film in production about his unique and fascinating life.
Mario is 27 and lives in Hamburg.
Purple is the shroud of mystery, it knows all secrets.
Charlotte Free, fashions “Wild Card” turned to fashion it-girl in a mere 6 months. Born and bred in Los Angeles, California, Charlotte was discovered at a mall playing video games in an arcade: punky pink hair and all. One week later, she was on a NYC-bound plane to sign with IMG Models. Almost immediately after exiting the airport, Charlotte went to see a few key clients and instantly confirmed shoots with 3 of the industry’s most renowned photographers: Craig McDean, Terry Tsiolis & Richard Burbridge.
Making her debut on the runway in the F/W 2011 shows, Charlotte walked for heavy-hitters such as Richard Chai, Charlotte Ronson, Vivienne Westwood, TopShop Unique and Jeremy Scott. Since then, she has gone on to catch the attention of fashion’s elite including, Steven Meisel, Terry Richardson, Hedi Slimane, Josh Olins, Cedric Buchet and Solve Sundsbo. Gracing the pages of some of the most prestigious magazines, Charlotte has shot for American & British Vogue, Love, V Magazine, i-D, Dazed & Confused, Interview & Purple.
Currently, Charlotte is the face of Edun shot by Ryan McGinley, 7 Jeans shot by James Franco, and Tous shot by Terry Richardson (as she is his muse). She is also featured as the face of Wildfox: one of the biggest brands out of L.A. with 5 billboards throughout the greater Los Angeles area as well as Complot Argentina (along with an accompanying video), in February 2012 Charlotte shot for the newest campaign for Forever21. Teen Vogue recently named her the “Girl of the Moment”.
Aside from being a print sensation Charlotte is one of the most talked about models in the social media world, dubbed as one of the most re-blogged images Charlotte has created a firm following in both the Fashion World and the Teen/Tween world.
Even though Charlotte has only been modeling for a little over a year, she has successfully broken the mold for runway models and became this season’s hottest model despite her 5 foot 7 inch frame.
Black & white, so simple yet so powerful. The beginning of everything colorful.
Hailing from Canning Town in London, Dudley has been a boxer since he was 9 years old. With his father, a Pro Boxing trainer, taking over the reins when Dudley was eleven, he worked his way up through the ranks winning countless titles. The highlight being the Senior ABA’s in 2011, ranking him number one boxer in England in his category.
Dudley still trains daily but has stepped back from his illustrious boxing career to focus his energies on his equally impressive career as a fashion model, where he is currently a firm favourite on the catwalk with clients like Stone Island, Oswald Boateng and Fred Perry.
When he was cast as the lead in Rihanna’s video for her hit single “We Found Love”, Dudley showed his natural talent for acting, getting rave reviews for his role as her love interest. So much so that acting powerhouse United Agents snapped him up, and he has since been filming for various pilots and feature films.
One of five brothers and sisters, Dudley is 23 and lives in East London.
See the other faces of Benetton's new summer 2013 campaign on Benetton.com