Actor Morgan Freeman spoke to the Swide team on the occasion of the Dolce & Gabbana spring summer 2011 menswear show. (Watch above)

“What is it you like about Dolce & Gabbana menswear; what hits the spot for you,” I asked Morgan Freeman in Milan recently. I could have expected him to answer “the umbrellas”, since, even though the skies had opened up and were doing their best impression of a torrential monsoon downpour, the Oscar-winning Hollywood actor was as dry as toast. His answer was swift as it was succinct:”Everything.”
“My grand-mother was a master seamstress, in Arkansas and Mississippi, so I have the connection to fine-tailored clothing,” he told me. “She taught me to look for the workmanship, to see the stitches, “ to feel …”, he paused and fingered the lapels of my Kate Moss for Topshop jacket … “the cloth. That’s how I KNOW something’s good.”
Freeman slips into a Dolce & Gabbana, classic, single-breasted, black suit as easily as a slice of lemon into a gin and tonic. He received a long, standing ovation as he arrived to take up his front row seat, with Matthew McConaughey, and Chase ‘Gossip Girls’ Crawford, at the designers’ 20th anniversary presentation of their spring/summer 2011 collection, a week ago, played out to a live gig by Annie Lennox, seated at a Yamaha grand as black as the strapless, corsetted, ‘Sicilian widow’s’ crinoline-gown she was wearing. – from Telegraph