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. The proceeds will go to support the association “Amici del Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi” - Project EUPLOOS. The project was born out of an initiative by the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi (GDSU) – Soprintendenza Speciale per il Polo Museale of the City of Florence, in collaboration with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck- Institut and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. Project EUPLOOS aims to put online the entire collection of the GDSU by creating a complete, accessible computerized catalogue.
Packaging: Hardcover in canvas
Format: 268 mm x 353 mm
Publication date: 18th June 2011
Milan, June 2011