David Gandy: 'I want to give younger guys in the in­dus­try a chance'

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

David Gandy wants to give young mod­els "a chance" in the fash­ion in­dus­try. The 36-year-old model who em­barked on a ca­reer in the mod­el­ing in­dus­try af­ter win­ning a com­pe­ti­tion in 2001 - has ad­mit­ted de­spite star­ring in fash­ion and beauty cam­paigns for lux­ury brands, in­clud­ing Dolce and Gab­bana, for many years, he likes to do "a lot more" and is keen to pass on his knowl­edge onto bud­ding stars. Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Show­biz, the dark-haired hunk - who joined forces with Marks and Spencer to de­sign his own range in 2014 said: "When you've done some­thing for 15 years you'd like to switch it up and that's where the de­sign­ing and in­vest­ing came into it. It's not just the mod­el­ling, it's be­ing an am­bas­sador for Lon­don Fash­ion Week for the last eight years, Vogue, Van­ity Fair. "Peo­ple think I just model but I do a lot more be­cause of that in­dus­try, and I get to work with Jaguar. I've al­ways done lots of dif­fer­ent things and col­lab­o­ra­tions, but I want to give younger guys in the in­dus­try a chance." And the Bri­tish star - who was listed as the sec­ond male on the Forbes' list of The World's TopEarn­ing Male Mod­els of 2013 - can be a dan­ger­ous place for up­com­ing stars, al­though he reg­u­larly ad­vises younger mod­els on their fu­ture. He ex­plained: "I do talk to lots of the younger mod­els any­way and they call about con­tacts and agen­cies, so it can be a mine­field for a new model. "And I'm very hon­ored that I have every­one com­ing up to me for a chat; from younger guys to gen­tle­men to older ladies, to younger ladies, and have a chat on ev­ery­thing about it." And the cre­ative mas­ter­mind be­lieves his work in front and be­hind the cam­era has made him a no­table and trust­wor­thy idol for peo­ple. He said: "I think peo­ple trust me in the fash­ion in­dus­try and my de­signs and stuff." Mean­while, David , who is a friend of the Jaguar brand, at­tended the global re­veal event in Los Angeles for the IPACE, Jaguar's first all-elec­tric car, which was re­vealed to guests us­ing pi­o­neer­ing vir­tual re­al­ity tech­nol­ogy.

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