Wednesday, April 2, 2014

David Gandy for GQ Style Mexico (April 2014)

He became famous by being the image of brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, but the work of the British David Gandy goes far beyond that: He writes, Drives Vintage Cars and participates in charity campaigns. This is the face of the male model that is revolutionizing the world.

Probably the last time you visited London Collections:Men you saw him, but not on the catwalk like so many others, but among the attendees in the front row, watching the new collections. Sitting on the opposite side of what would correspond to the model, In reality David Gandy established himself nearly a decade ago his relative position among many of his colleagues: it is true that since 2005 his face has appeared everywhere and that would seem to define what this man is, in fact, the title of "model" applied to him in more ways than one.

But let's go in order: David Gandy became ultra famous when in 2006 he became the model for Dolce & Gabbana , we all know that. How many times did we find him on TV or in a magazine advertising the brand fragrance? And others: H & M, Zara, Hugo Boss and Carolina Herrera are other brands that have had Gandy has been their face for a while.

Today he is considered the second most profitable model in the world, several times he has been considered one of the sexiest men in the world (for magazines such as Glamour) and the British edition of GQ has him as one of the best dressed and most influential men of Great Britain, his native country.

So far, David Gandy is a model, exemplary, if you will but only a face. However, we repeat, the word "model" with him it also applies otherwise. In addition he works in other types of media, David writes a blog for the British edition of Vogue since 2011 and is a contributor to the car section of British GQ. It is no coincidence: Gandy is a fan of cars, so much so that in 2013 he drove a 1950 XK 120 in the Mille Miglia as part of Team Jaguar, next to the model Yasmin Le Bon.

His work goes even further: he has been part of charitable campaigns alongside Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, and even has his own foundation, Blue Steel Appeal, which supports the hungry in Ethiopia. So next time you find David Gandy in London or announcing a spectacular brand, remember the meaning of the word "model" when it comes to him: a man who goes way beyond being just a beautiful face.

Source: GQ Mexico


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