Power dressing: Roberto Bolle

Italian dancer Roberto Bolle, 38, holds guest artist status with the Royal Ballet and La Scala Theatre Ballet and is a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre.

Suit by Dolce & Gabbana

As an athlete, it can be difficult to find a well-fitting suit. I’ve tried many different designers but Dolce & Gabbana fit me best because they are really tailored – wider in the shoulder and nipped in at the waist. I like slim-fit clothes that skim my body – never anything baggy or second-skin tight.


Shirt by Dolce & Gabbana

I like slim fit shirts with some stretch in the material. Because what I wear on stage is very fitted, when I’m offstage, I want to feel free.

Tie by Dolce & Gabbana

I find long slim ties very elegant. The more I’ve worn them, the more I like them. It’s something a lot of people notice now and appreciate.

Tie clip by Ralph Lauren

I bought this at an old antique market four years ago. For a man, it’s difficult to stand out in a suit, so you have to play with the details. It’s the small things that distinguish you.


Cufflinks by Pomellato

It’s very much a family tradition; my mother and my sister both wear Pomellato jewellery. I was given these cufflinks more than 15 years ago. For formal events, I always wear cufflinks. I like the versatility and ability to mix and match.


Shoes by Dolce & Gabbana

As a dancer, my feet are vital to how I perform. Offstage, it’s difficult for me to find comfortable shoes because I have a wider foot. Sneakers are my preference most of the time but for dressier occasions these shoes fit well.

Watch by Baume & Mercier

This was a birthday present I received 10 years ago from my father. It’s vintage from the 1950s. A watch is my one beautiful accessory.


Sunglasses by Bulgari

They’re comfortable, lightweight and not over-the-top big but big enough to shade my eyes from prying paparazzi – especially in Italy.


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