Last night the British Fashion Council hosted an event to announce the nominees for this year's British Fashion Awards and on the whole, there isn't many surprises.
Fash Pack favourite Stella McCartney lead the pack with a nod for the designer of the year award along with nominations for the red carpet award and designer brand too. The model category is probably the most predictable category with regulars like Jourdan Dunn,Cara Delevigne and David Gandy all receieving nominations.
'2012 has been a momenous yar and seen a nationwide celebration of British talent,' British Fashion Council chairman Harold Tilman said at The Savoy last night. 'The British Fashion Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional individuals and brands who've defined out fashion industry over the past year and we're incredibly proud to announce these nominations who represent a cross section of British fashion talent.'
You see it. I don’t get on with Gisele. We don’t see eye to eye, we argue and we don’t enjoy working with each other (they have shot three campaigns together). Like I say, we are very privileged but what we do isn’t saving lives, it isn’t brain surgery. And I’m not going to get on with anyone who takes it for granted or thinks they’re someone special. My advice to any young model is very simple. Just don’t believe your own hype.
When you think of top male models, David Gandy definitely springs to mind. So that said, it is hardly a surprise that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have decided to make the model the focus of a book.
Although Gandy appeared in Dolce & Gabbana's famous 'Milan Family' and 'Uomini', this is the first time that the duo have chosen one model to feature. The book will showcase images of Gandy from the brand's shows, campaigns and editorials shot by everyone from Mario Testino to Steven Klein. "I'm so proud of this project," Gandy told Vogue.com. "I couldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams when I first start working together with Dolce and Gabbana over six years ago, that I would ever have my own book."
In her light of her domination of the fashion world over the last three seasons, it was hardly a surprise that Phoebe Philo won big at this year's British Fashion Awards. As expected, she walked away with the Designer of the Year award, beating competition from Erdem and Christopher Kane.
Mulberry was another winner on the night recieveing the award for best designer brand, while Nicholas Kirkwood was rightly awarded the Accessory Designer Award and Nicola Formichetti walked away with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator.
Claudia Schiffer, Jefferson Hack and Nicholas Kirkwood
On Thursday the British Fashion Council announced the 2010 nominees for the British Fashion Awards. Chosen by the British Fashion Council Press Committee - which includes British Vogue's Alexandra Schulman, Harper's Bazaar's Lucy Yeoman and Sarah Mower - the nominees didn't come as a surprise. Case in point: Phoebe Philo is nominated as designer of the year for her work at Celine, which is fitting considering the fact that this year's trend towards minimalism has been branded a result of the 'Philo Effect'. Similarly Burberry is unsurprisingly nominated for designer brand of the year and quite rightly so.
Unfortunately we still have a while to wait before the winner's are announced. The event will take place on Dec 7th in London's Savoy Hotel.
Vogue.com blogger and face of Dolce & Gabbana's Light blue fragrance, David Gandy is set to make his film debut alongside fellow model Helena Christensen. "We can confirm he is doing a film with Helena but are unable to offer further comment at this stage," said Gandy's PR spokesperson.
The model and soon to be actor admitted he would love to play the role of James Bond, "That would be a dream come true." However, Gandy's agent has denied any rumours of him being the next Bond with his representative from Monsta saying, "That's not something that has been offered or discussed but something every man dreams of."
Having featured the likes of Carine Roitfeld, Diane von Furstenberg and Liya Kebede in the past, this month sees Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana star in a 30 minute video profile on CNN: Revealed. Following the designers through two seasons of menswear, fans of the pair will enjoy watching the pair hard at work, and relaxing at their home in Portofino.
They might not have been in a relationship for nearly five years now, but the documentary reveals a clear affection between the pair, and as David Gandy, a veteran model for the brand, explains "[Stefano] sort of looks after the visuals and the branding, and Domenico is more in charge of styling and the shows. So they're very different. One has a very dry sense of humour and the other is more hand-on and in the limelight."
The video even goes into detail of the brand's humble beginnings, as Dolce explains, "We produced the first womenswear Dolce & Gabbana show alone. We organised it in one small studio, we didn't have money to pay the models so we asked all our friends to come. We didn't have any money for shoes and bags so all the people used their personal accessories. For the curtain we attached the sheet I had bought for my house, but it was too short and you could see people's feet." A far cry from a Dolce & Gabbana show these days, click here to watch excerpts of the video.
I don't care whose boyfriend he is. Why is he working out in the corner with a personal trainer while we're all in hair and makeup? He must have worked out for like two hours on and off between shooting.
Gandy tells Grazia his less-than-favourable memories of Madonna's toy boy on a recent Dolce & Gabbana shoot