I was click – walking through the interwebs fashalleys and I came across this tiny piece about David Gandy. And I remember seeing him somewhere – in an ad with Helena Christensen. And then I though – wait a minute, that’s surely something my lovely ladies would appreciate! Let’s bring him in, check out what he’s saying!
And basically (and I included some quotes right after the jump), he’s complaining about the fashion industry and how male models are not given the proper amount of respect they deserve (oh dang – I’ve watched one or two videos with the guy and I’m already Brit talking!).
Also – he thinks Zoolander was bad for the male models industry. Ummm hate to be the one breaking it to you, David – but there’s also a Zoolander 2 in the works! (anyway, if you’re curious about what he’s saying, click through!) (Contact Music via)
People still just think ‘Zoolander’, and to come out with your pride and dignity intact is probably quite hard in this business. Now there are younger guys coming in who want to be models. I’m actually proud to say I’m a model now. You pay your dues of not being listened to, but now people are starting to say, ‘Maybe this guy’s onto something.’ […] Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better. We’re trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low.