This is a follow-up to the David Gandy | Dolce & Gabbana Book post. Tapped for an exclusive collaboration with Velour magazine, David Gandy stars in a brand-new fashion film set in a dark warehouse shot by editor-in-chief Eddie Bovingdon. Soundtrack is Machine Gun by Portishead. Check out the film below.
Sometimes I don’t get the idea for such videos. What is the whole point of a fashion film? What is the film trying to market? Menswear? Is it solely about fashion or does it possess underlying themes? You can look at it from different angles and come up with different ideas but only the creater/conceptualiser can give you a definite answer. Even then, the impact of such videos remains to be seen -in my opinion. Let me know what you think.
If you like the soundtrack by Portishead, check out the live video of them playing one of their hit songs Roads below. Surreal.
Best known for his advertisement with Dolce & Gabbana‘s Light Blue fragrance back in 2007 which had 11 million hits online and a 50 foot poster of him shot by Mario Testino that graced Times Square, David Gandy has certainly had an incredible rise to cult status in the modeling and fashion industry. Fast-forward to 2011, apart from being Dolce & Gabbana‘s favourite male supermodel, he has a book dedicated to him, also by Dolce & Gabbana no less.
David Gandy and Anna Jagodzinska by Mario Testino for Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
The book is simply titled David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana and features an array of sensual and provocative photos -consisting of both early and exclusive new images- that are shot by Mariano Vivanco who had dedicated an entire calendar to him back in 2008. Available at all Dolce & Gabbana stores worldwide, all proceeds will go towards the designers’ supported charity–Project EUPLOOS.
What do you think? Pointless? Or all for charity while tugging at heartstrings of young women out there? To me, charitable causes aside, it’s just really for keepsake and nothing else. I don’t even think it would be appropriate for a coffee table book. Heck, if these images are enough for you, bookmark this page right now and you’re done! But you gotta admit, he is the epitome of a male supermodel no doubt.
That aside, check out what went down during the launch of the David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana book in Milan in the video below.
Still can’t get enough of him? Then read David Gandy’s blog for vogue.com UK.
Image credits: ftape, thefashionisto