As you know our Fashion Director Neil is in Milan to check out the 2012 Spring Summer Menswear Collections. While there he met iconic male model David Gandy.

Gandy rose to fame as a model for Dolce & Gabbana, and this journey is documented in Gandy’s new self-titled book. Check out the the press release and two photos from the book below:

“Nomen Omen, the latin phrase which literally means “the fate in the name”, might be the best starting point to describe this book, which is entirely dedicated to the life, successes and passions of the man and model David Gandy: his initials, DG, for a strange coincidence, are in fact the very same of Dolce & Gabbana.

The book retraces the fundamental steps of this young David Gandy’s career: from his very first moments in the fashion world, to the advertising campaign of the fragrance “Light Blue”, shot by Mario Testino, up to articulate the model’s connection with Dolce & Gabbana through the pictures Steven Klein dedicated to him during the advertising campaigns.

The volume has also been enriched with new images shot exclusively for this project by Mariano Vivanco, the photographer whose camera had already captured David Gandy’s sensuality and erotic charge to perfection for an iconic calendar, back in 2008.”

Photo: Mariano Vivanco