David Gandy`s career in fashion started when he won TVs `This Morning` model search, and with it, a prestigious contract with Select Model Management. At that moment, his life took a very different direction.
In 2006 he became the muse of exclusive designers Dolce & Gabbana, annually starring in their apparel campaigns but is now recognised internationally as the face of the hugely successful “D&G Light Blue” fragrance, currently one of the world’s top selling male fragrances.
The iconic campaign cemented David`s position as the only international male supermodel , with a 50ft billboard in Times Square, over 11 million internet hits to view his campaign and global recognition. His face then graced the side of Virgin America planes in another iconic campaign for Banana Republic
David has shot with some of the most sought after international photographers including Mario Testino and Steven Meisel and boasts an envious portfolio of editorial work including the cover of VMan, L’Optimum and GQ. Mario Testino said of David; “David has something of what the 1980’s supermodels have. He radiates health and positivity. I think he has what it takes to be very big. It’s exciting because it signifies a real shift in men’s fashion. The male model world is changing.”
In 2012 David was the only male model to represent his country in the fashion segment of the Olympic Closing Ceremony. He also showed his ironic comedic skills when he starred alongside Kate Moss, Stella McCartney, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders in the British iconic comedy show Absolutely Fabulous.
In 2012 David was invited to join the London Men’s Collections committee, chaired by Dylan Jones, and uses his position as official ambassador to be a staunch advocate and driving force promoting British fashion.
2013 began with the launch of Davids Blue Steel Appeal, a series of events and initiatives helping to fundraise for Comic Relief through fashion with David as the ambassador for Red Nose Day 2013. His first initiative raised in excess of £230,000.
In September 2014, David launched his own range of underwear and loungewear `David Gandy for Autograph` designing and modelling as part of his ongoing collaboration with British Highstreet favourite Marks & Spencer. The launch was promoted internationally at public events held in London, Paris, Ireland and Hong Kong. Building on the success of the loungewear David expanded the range with M&S to create an iconic swimwear line in 2015 ; at launch, a pair of his shorts was sold every minute. 2015 continued to be equally successful as David was named “Most Stylish Man” at the GQ Awards in Australia, then going on to break the world Endurance Record as part of the Vector Martini Racing iRace Pro team and consolidating his credentials as an entrepreneur launching his own shoe collection with designer and business partner, David Preston.
A guest blogger for Vogue.com, the official car reviewer for GQ.com (Longstanding ambassador for Jaguar) and a columnist for the Telegraph Men, David has diversified into film, starring alongside Helena Christiensen in “Away We Stay” for W Hotels in 2010 and in a short film for fashion brand, Bionda Castana. David is also an ambassador for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and another worthy charity ` Achievement For All` supporting children in schools to achieve their full potential.
David has graced the covers of many high end international fashion magazines including, Esquire, L’Officiel Hommes, Details, The Rake, Attitude and many more. Under the careful guidance of his agency, Select Model Management he continues to be an ever-growing force on the international; fashion scene.