I must admit that I have a defect: it can take me forever to recognize talent in celebrities. Considering I am a journalist, that is a big deal. Fortunately I write about fashion so in that area I can usually tell when a designer is inventive, even just by looking at a few pieces. Anyway, show business and fashion go together so also celebrities must be considered. Sometimes I have been very good at guessing: for example, I just had to listen to one song by Adele to realize she is an amazing artist and I could tell right away Elio Germano is one of our best actors by watching him play a fairly relevant role in a movie. In the case of David Gandy instead I’m not quite sure about his role…a part from the modelling one obviously, (unlike the two artists I previously mentioned who also pose for glossy magazines). I have met him on set while shooting for Max and I have to say I was struck by his appearance (he’s perfect). However, despite his politeness, he seemed to be so focused on his beauty that he did not to show any other quality. He is probably being successful thanks to Domenico (Dolce) and Stefano (Gabbana) who made him an icon and even managed to make him look classy, creating a unique phenomenon. It’s now up to the english model, (who doesn’t look english at all by the way), to ride the wave of success and maybe take some acting classes, I could see him as the new James Bond, once Craig will resign. Picture by Giovanni Gastel for Max, David Gandy wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
Alessandro Calascibetta has been active in fashion since the late 80s. He started off his career at L'Uomo Vogue, after that with Mondo Uomo. Afterward, he became Fashion Director at Harper's Bazaar Uomo, and in 2000 founded Uomo which he directed until 2003. Following that, he started collaborating with Rizzoli. Since january 2015 he is the Editor in Chief of Style Magazine, and still remains as Man Fashion Director for Io Donna and Sette.