Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for The Industry London

Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for at The Industry London

By Claire Etchell

Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for at The Industry London, donna ida, london fashion, interview, london blog, london style

I was beyond excited to be invited last week to attend class at The Industry where fashion guru Hilary Alexander interviewed male supermodel – the one and only David Gandy!

The event was held at Condé Nast College in Soho, the crowd was packed to the rafters with fashionistas including Harold Tillman, Bally’s creative director Michael Herz, designer William Tempest, fashion and celebrity stylist and Rebekah Roy in attendance.

Courtney Blackman, Managing Director of The Industry kicked off proceedings, looking fabulous in a pair of IDA jeans, William Tempest corset top and Azzedine Alaia shoes.

Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for at The Industry London, donna ida, london fashion, interview, london blog, london style

Refreshingly honest, and of course, every bit the dashing gent, David joked with Hilary that ‘The only way I did well at school was by cheating’ and that'I didn't have many girlfriends at university - I'm not sure what happened there'

When I chatted to David at the end of the talk, I asked him which jeans he liked to wear - his answer; 'Lucky jeans and vintage - I have a great pair I've had for years that I bought in America.'  The old ones are always the best!

Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for at The Industry London, donna ida, london fashion, interview, london blog, london stylePictured - at The Industry - Zoe Czerek, David Gandy and Claire Etchell

In the midst of the fashionistas, Simeon Farrar’s alter ego Blackscore was busy sketching away. Here, I give you Gandy Floss – genius.

Hilary Alexander interviews David Gandy for at The Industry London, donna ida, london fashion, interview, london blog, london style

Thanks to David Gandy @DGandyOfficial, The Industry London @INDLondon, Condé Nast College @CNCollege.

Click here to read David Gandy’s blog for Vogue on his Summer in the City http://www.vogue.co.uk/blogs/david-gandy/2013/07/the-industry-interview-with-hilary-alexander

The Industry exists to unite and evolve the global fashion community. It facilitates unique thought, powerful collaboration and innovative experience through rare interactions with industry icons at world-class venues.  Check out their write-up of the evening here http://www.theindustrylondon.com/model-student-david-gandy-talks-to-hilary-alexander/

Photography by Sam Atkinson for The The Industry © 2013

To read more from Events and News click here. Claire Etchell is PR & Marketing at Donna Ida and also blogs for NakedPRGirl.