David Gandy | Dolce & Gabbana Book

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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.

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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

House of Holland Resort 2012 Collection

House of Holland showed its first ever Resort 2012 collection, or as Henry Holland would have it-Pre Collection S/S 2012, in New York (also a first) a couple of days ago and they have a short film to go along with it. British model, Eliza Cummings, dances and mimes in the video to a Neneh Cherry song called Buffalo Stance with creative direction by Mariano Vivanco. Upbeat, quirky and cool.

PRE COLLECTION SS12 from House of Holland on Vimeo.

Inspired by the New World of Spanish-speaking Peru and Mexico, brightly coloured striped fabrics and wacky digital prints that consisted of bones, skulls and flowers were fused together to produce a wonderful visual spectacular.

‘We focused on key commercial shapes, and paired them with a lot of digital prints. We’ve never done skulls before so we made them with smiley faces,’ said Henry Holland.

This is not House of Holland’s first foray into video. They have launched a short film to coincide with the showing of their Autumn/Winter 2011 collection early this year. This one stars Pixie Geldof and Dree Hemmingway as well as Henry Holland himself.

I am really liking all these House of Holland videos. Makes you wanna groove and strike your best Zoolander pose when the music stops. And you know with House of Holland videos, you have to press the replay button again!