One thing guys never understand? Why it takes women so long to get dressed. David Gandy had no problem playing the part of an annoyed man waiting for his date, Bianca Balti, to get ready to go out.
By Lindsey Unterberger
By Lindsey Unterberger
Do men care about what women do with their hair?
David Gandy: I think we do care, actually. We've had girlfriends in the past who change their hair and you go, 'I loved your hair before,' and they go, 'Well why didn’t you tell us?' And it's because men don’t really say stuff like that, but no, I think we care rarely about trends... It’s a funny thing, I think you wear what suits you.
Bianca Balti: So how do you like girls' hair? C’mon every single girl in the world wants to know!
DG: It’s different ’cause I’ve always gone for like long flowing hair, but like a girl who puts her hair up will look amazing as well.
BB: Thank you for the help [please insert highly accented sarcasm here].
DG: I mean I’m quite about being with a natural girl, one with minimalist makeup and her natural hair and stuff like that.
How do you feel about big eyebrows on women?
DG: I have big, bushy eyebrows, why would I want to go out with someone with big, bushy eyebrows?
BB: …OK but if I tell you like Sharon Stone back in the day, you probably liked that, right?
DG: She had big eyebrows? Like in Basic Instinct? Yeah, I wasn’t looking at the eyebrows.
Is there another trend for women right now that you really don’t like?
DG: You know those [ballet flat] shoes? I can’t stand the bloody things—absolutely the most unsexiest things that anyone could ever wear, and every guy agrees on this... And I know they’re comfortable... but you can wear like boots or something and that’s still sexy, but these shoes, I don’t know what’s wrong with them. I can’t stand them. It's one trend I will never, ever understand.
What would you do if a woman seated in front of you on an airplane was wearing a face mask? [Writer’s note: It was at this point that I lost all dignity and showed David Gandy a photo of me wearing a sheet mask on an airplane.]
DG: That would scare the living daylights out of me. I would try and open the emergency hatch. Where’d you get these from? It’s like something from The Hills Have Eyes or something.
BB:[In a fit of laughter] I mean, I do those masks too, but I do them at home!
Right before this photo was taken I gave David his very own face mask.
What is sexiest quality in a woman?
DG: To me, it has to be a sense of humor. I’m British; we try and laugh every day. A sense of humor in Britain is such an important thing. And someone who doesn’t really take herself too seriously is the other thing. At the end of the day, you could have the most beautiful girl in the world—she could have everything and you could have everything—until one day you’re going to be with each other and you’re going to get complacent. But you can never get complacent with just laughing at stuff, and that’s the beauty of someone who you can have a laugh with and have a sense of humor.
Photo by Victor Demarchelier; Makeup by Dolce&Gabbana's National Makeup Artist Christian McCulloch; Hair by Sally Hershberger