Male Model of the Month September 2017

From British Vogue: 
In 2001, before graduating from University, David Gandy was entered into a modeling competition on ITV’s This Morning. He won the competition and with it, a prestigious contract with Select Model Management. 

In 2006 David became the muse of exclusive designers Dolce and Gabbana, annually starring in their apparel campaigns but best known as the face of their “Light Blue” fragrance, currently one of the world’s top selling male fragrances. The iconic campaign saw his face and body become recognizable literally overnight, with a 50ft billboard in Times Square, over 11 million internet hits to view his campaign and global recognition.

David has appeared in numerous campaigns and catwalk shows, opening for D&G in Milan in 2010, with Naomi Campbell for Fashion For Relief and has worked alongside supermodels including Giselle, Eva Herzigova and Scarlett Johansson. He has shot with some of the most sought-after international photographers including Mario Testino, Mariano Vivanco and Steven Meisel and boasts an envious portfolio of editorial work including dozens of covers and editorial photoshoots.

In 2010 and 2012, David made male modeling history when he became the first and only male model nominated for the BFC’s Model Of The Year award. Diversifying into film, in 2010 David made his debut film appearance starring alongside Helena Christensen in “Away We Stay” for W Hotels. 

The David Gandy Style Guide app, which he created and produced to help give style and clothing advice to men, went Top 3 in the hugely competitive Lifestyle chart. He launched the David Gandy Fitness App in 2012.

David kicked off 2011 by winning Shortlist’s “Face Of Today” award. He started writing a blog on British Vogue and was named an official car reviewer for British GQ. In June, David became the first ever male model to be honoured with his own coffee table book, dedicated to him by Dolce & Gabbana, celebrating their years of collaboration. 

In 2012, David was named to the British Fashion Council's Committee for London Collections: Men. That same year, he was asked to guest edit the Men’s Issue of London’s Evening Standard Magazine. He went on to make his debut appearance in the magazine’s “1,000 Most Influential Londoner’s” supplement--an honour which was repeated in 2013. 

In January 2013, David launched his charity foundation, "Blue Steel Appeal" (named for the satirical fashion film "Zoolander." The foundation will host fashion-related events to benefit Comic Relief/Red Nose Day. That same year, he was invited to participate in the Mille Miglia, a 1,000 mile race/rally in Italy. His co-driver was Yasmin Le Bon. He raced the MM again in 2015 with co-driver Jodie Kidd.

He is currently the face of the Marks and Spencer Collection. In addition, in 2014, he designed the Gandy for Autograph range of underwear and loungewear for M&S. In the following year, he expanded to swimwear and in 2016, he added sport-inspired loungewear. 

An avid businessman and entrepreneur, David purchased David Preston Shoes and invested in London Sock Company and Whey Hey Ice Cream.

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