David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana Book
Dolce & Gabbana are set to launch a book dedicated to one of the fashion industry’s very few male supermodels David Gandy who shot to fame back in May 2007 after starring in the brand’s mens fragrance campaign (above) shot by Mario Testino. The video of the commercial soon received 11 million hits online, and a star was born.
The book itself retraces David Gandy’s career featuring new images shot exclusively by Mariano Vivanco, who captured Gandy’s sensuality with a cult calendar dedicated to the model back in 2008.
Procceds of the book will go to support “Amici del Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi” – Project EUPLOOS, that aims to archive the entire collection of the Uffizi Gallery Department of Prints and Drawings.
To celebrate the launch of the book Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana are holding a series of events on 18th July, to coincide with Milan Fashion Week, starting with the brand’s catwalk shot at 2pm. This is followed by:
4.30 pm – from Metropol to piazza Duomo. David Gandy, as a star in a modern version of the Dolce Vita, will get into a vintage black Triumph and drive towards piazza Duomo.
5.00 pm – La Rinascente, piazza Duomo. David Gandy will meet the fans.
6.30 pm – Dolce & Gabbana Women’s Boutique, via Spiga 26. David and his friends will go for a walk along Via Della Spiga, and will reach the Dolce&Gabbana boutique, where a presentation of limited edition t-shirts featuring prints of David by Mariano Vivanco will take place. David will then sign t-shirts for fans.
9.00 pm – Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Boutique, corso Venezia 13. Launch party for the book David Gandy by Dolce&Gabbana. By invitation only.