The rise and rise of David Gandy, the worlds first male superstar

David Gandy is renowned for his role in Dolce & Gabbana’s erotic fragrance adverts six years ago exploding on to the scene in a pair of tight white pants gaining himself the title of the only male supermodel in the world.

Since then the Essex boy has come a long way and has his fair share of jobs, varying between the catwalk king to the cover star and poster boy of men’s fashion. He has also starred in a short film, launched his own apps and worked in the BFC Men’s Collection: London Committee and represented the UK internationally during the fashion tribute of the Olympic closing ceremony.

He has recently been invited by Esquire magazine’s editor Alex Bilmes to take part in a debate regarding the importance of men’s fashion at Oxford University and he excitedly wrote an exclusive for FEMAIL about his experience.

He said that he felt privileged at being invited back to Oxford University along with the editor of Esquire, Alex Bilmes, and that the thoroughly enjoyed addressing the Union about men’s fashion. He added that the President of the University had kindly given them a private tour of the building which is rich in history and that they saw, by the images on the walls the calibre of previous speakers which included The Dalai Lama and the Queen.

Mr Gandy went on to say that he felt fortunate, in the job that he does, to enjoy wonderful and strange opportunities such as this and other such experiences such as being in the Olympic closing ceremony. Other highlights in his career include having his portrait on the side of Virgin America planes, on London buses and on huge billboard in Times Square.