The Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue perfume's worlwide promotional tour arrives this afternoon in Madrid. The world renowned Italian brand along with the presence of David Gandy will present its new perfume campaign in an event that will take place in the center of the capital city and in which David will hold several interviews with major publications. We hope it's a success!
So before this event Grazia caught up with David in Milan a few weeks ago.
One on One with David Gandy
The model visits Spain this week to participate in a summer party. Grazia in Milan spoke to him before his arrival.
Madrid prepares for the visit of the world's most wanted man. The top model, David Gandy, arrives this week in the capital to present the new perfume campaign Light Blue byDolce & Gabbana, which he has been the face of since 2007. But also to participate in a summer welcome bash which promises to be one of the events of the season.
Invited by Italian designers, we find this model (33 years old) in the football stadium of Milan, a team that wears the fashion house's label since 2004. There, dressed in a team jersey created for him, Gandy shares a glass of wine and talks about his life and miracles. To begin, we discovered that he is more than a guy on a boat with the cliffs of Capri in the background ( an image that has made him a myth), where the model is most comfortable is in the dust and mud of the roads, driving sports car. Your perfect vacation? Going around the world in 4x4. "Cars are my passion it comes before fashion and women," he says. "The craziest experiences of my life have been driving a race car. Some have been destroyed by crashing into a tree. In fact, if I can square it away with my charity commitments, perhaps I can participate in the next Paris-Dakar ".
Muscles with a Heart.
Gandy refers to Blue Steel Appeal, the foundation that he has launched to help finance the organization Comic Relief, an English association that helps children in need. "It started with my trip to Uganda to see gorillas up close. We slept in a village and there I saw these children with no shoes, with nothing, and thought that working in fashion and living in luxury I could not, not do something. More than a choice, it was a way to give back everything that life gives me. " It is not the first time the top model commits to charity. For example,he is an ambassador for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, and at times fosters dogs for this association which defends animals. He also participates in charity auctions. In fact, their presence in the stadium in Milan was from one of those auctions where Dolce and Gabbana auctioned two tickets to their private box.
Film? There's no rush.
"I'm not just a model," he says, stating that "advertising campaigns and photo shoots do not take up more than 50% of my schedule. The rest of the time I write for the English editions of GQ and Vogue. I am also co-producer of films and I think soon I will be making my debut as an actor, but there is no hurry. The important thing is to choose the right script, because I do not want be the handsome muscular powerhouse, but a character that strays from the clichés and surprises ". Our conversation is interrupted by a group of girls surrounding Gandy looking to take a photo with him and, incidentally, openly grope. A smile of his is enough to render them speechless. "David, you have more groupies than a rock star," I tell him jokingly. He laughs and says, "You have no idea what they are capable of. There was one that left me speechless: she had my face tattooed on her back. " It is time to speak of love. "I'm single," he says. The heavy tone in his voice prompts me to ask if you would change anything in your life. "No," he says seriously. "Only a fool does not understand the importance of their errors. It's very easy when all goes well, but with mistakes you learn a lot. " In the end, besides Gandy being a sex symbol, he is a very intelligent guy.