David Gandy is a first-time father

David Gandy and his girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros have become parents to a baby girl.The couple welcomed their first child Matilda last week (ends02Dec18), and David took to Instagram on Wednesday (05Dec18) to share the happy news with his followers. “…

David Gandy and his girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros have become parents to a baby girl.

The couple welcomed their first child Matilda last week (ends02Dec18), and David took to Instagram on Wednesday (05Dec18) to share the happy news with his followers.

“Daddy, Dora and new addition Matilda out for our first dog walk together this morning,” he wrote alongside a sweet close-up snap of him and his daughter, who is wrapped up in his grey hoodie. “Gorgeous Baby Matilda was born last week, both mother and baby doing incredibly well. Only worrying thing is I’m now totally out numbered (sic) by females in my house!”

Though he didn’t share a glimpse of the infant’s face, baby Matilda can be seen wearing a cute pink woolly hat.

Reports of Stephanie’s pregnancy first emerged in June, and David previously told Mail Online that they were “both thrilled” to be starting a family.

“Absolutely delighted,” the 38-year-old beamed. “It’s our first. It’s all very new to us. We’re taking every day and week as it comes. It should be fun.”

He claimed that neither he nor Stephanie, a barrister, were aware of the baby’s gender and had no intention of finding out before the birth, while the fashion star – who has previously posed for Dolce & Gabbana and Hugo Boss – also planned to ease up on his schedule in order to accommodate the new arrival.

“I’ll slow down a little bit. A November birth means there’s a break in the run-up to Christmas,” he explained.

David and Stephanie have been dating for two years and will raise Matilda at their home in Fulham, London.

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Liam Payne and Luke Evans among stars to front Christmas jumper campaign

Liam Payne, Luke Evans and Kate Moss are among the stars fronting the 2018 Save the Children’s Christmas jumper campaign.Britain’s annual Christmas Jumper Day falls on 14 December, with the public encouraged to don a festive top in order to raise mon…

Liam Payne, Luke Evans and Kate Moss are among the stars fronting the 2018 Save the Children’s Christmas jumper campaign.

Britain’s annual Christmas Jumper Day falls on 14 December, with the public encouraged to don a festive top in order to raise money for the children’s charity.

It marks the seventh time the event has taken place, and keeping up the tradition of making it a showbiz affair, a host of A-listers have been tapped to promote the initiative.

Models David Gandy, Daisy Lowe and Erin O’Connor, Olympian Sir Mo Farah, actors Annabelle Wallis, Eddie Marsan and Eiza Gonzalez, and rapper and Game of Thrones star Raleigh Ritchie are also a part of this year’s campaign.

Shot by Greg Williams, the stars pose in a variety of Christmas jumpers designed by Selfish Mother, which are available to buy now. The brand also created the 2017 offerings.

This year’s designs come in black or red versions of the sweaters, and feature either the word Peace, Hope, Love or Joy written on the front in block gold lettering. All come with a £55 ($72) price tag, with 50 per cent of proceeds donated to help children in the world’s toughest countries. Sharing Greg’s photography on his own Instagram page, The Hobbit star Luke wrote: “When I visited slum communities in India, I was truly shocked by the extreme levels of poverty that children are forced to live in. It was there that I witnessed first-hand the difference @SaveChildrenUK is making to children’s lives by helping give them better access to education. Please join me in supporting @SaveChildrenUK by wearing the @SelfishMother LOVE sweatshirt on Friday 14th December #ChristmasJumperDay.”

Peaky Blinders actress Annabelle also shared a message.

“You can make the world better with a sweater this Christmas! Get the PEACE or the JOY sweatshirt (or both! Like me!) or one of the other @SelfishMother sweaters from the @TheFMLYstore,” she wrote.

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Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald and more design canine couture for charity

Some of the biggest names in British fashion have designed bespoke dog clothing for charity.Swapping high-fashion for canine collars and coats, Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald, Lulu Guinness and Jenny Packham are among the designers who designed it…

Some of the biggest names in British fashion have designed bespoke dog clothing for charity.

Swapping high-fashion for canine collars and coats, Vivienne Westwood, Julien Macdonald, Lulu Guinness and Jenny Packham are among the designers who designed items for our furry friends, which were all modelled on the dog walk at a gala on Thursday (01Nov18) in aid of Battersea Cats & Dogs Home. David Gandy also took to the runway with his own Battersea rescue dog, Dora.

Talking about his dog coat, a mock snakeskin version with Swarovski crystals and feather trimmed collar, Macdonald to the London Evening Standard: “I wanted the dog coat to have a subtle hint of my SS19 runway theme, so that it was true canine-couture… I wanted the very special model to strut down the Collars & Coats dog-walk feeling like a million dollars!”

Westwood used fluffy leopard print and floral material, while Guinness added her famous lip print to a doggy bandana, and Packham tried to take some inspiration from her own pup with her houndstooth coat.

“I asked Byron my adorable rescue Sprocker from Battersea what I should design for glamorous dog coat. He can’t talk and continued sleeping so I took inspiration from his luscious coat of Black and White fur and designed a classic ‘dogstooth’ weave created by using shiny sparkly sequins creating a smart but not ostentatious outerwear style,” she smiled.

Matthew Williamson, Zandra Rhodes and Philip Treacy also designed items, which were auctioned online following the fashion show.

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David Gandy’s new tailored line is a dream project

David Gandy’s latest design venture, a tailored collection, is something he’s always dreamed about. The English model has been designing for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer since 2014, first launching an underwear line, before moving into…

David Gandy’s latest design venture, a tailored collection, is something he’s always dreamed about. 

The English model has been designing for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer since 2014, first launching an underwear line, before moving into loungewear.

But his latest effort is the most stylish to date, a formal collection made up of a Prince of Wales check three-piece suit, a dinner suit and a navy wool overcoat.

“It’s something that I’ve always wanted to do,” David told Fashion Beans. “There are so many people now with lines, brands and collaborations. I felt like I needed to start at the very beginning and understand more about design, production, manufacturing, sales. It’s a whole different ball game. But it’s been fun.”

Fans can snap up the suits for £299 ($390) and the coat for £249 ($325).

Admitting his style has hardly changed since he found fame as the face of Dolce & Gabbana fragrance Light Blue in 2007, the 38-year-old, who’s expecting his first child with girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros, is adamant keeping up to date with trends doesn’t bother him.

And he’s in good company when it comes to his preference for keeping things simple with a great suit.

“Tom Ford told me, ‘I have my one suit that I love, my shirt, my tie, and I’ve got 10 of them in the wardrobe,'” he recalled.

“They don’t change,” he added of Ralph Lauren’s reliance on his tuxedos and double denim and Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s love of T-shirts teamed with cropped trousers. “And I’m kind of the same.”

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Dolce & Gabbana serve up opulence for Spring 2018 Alta Sartoria collection

Dolce & Gabbana presented the “new Rockefeller guy” at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center on Saturday (07Apr18).Taking over the opulent Rainbow Room at the famous New York landmark for their Spring 2018 Alta Sartoria collection, designers Domen…

Dolce & Gabbana presented the “new Rockefeller guy” at New York’s iconic Rockefeller Center on Saturday (07Apr18).

Taking over the opulent Rainbow Room at the famous New York landmark for their Spring 2018 Alta Sartoria collection, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana showcased sharp tailoring, embellishment and decadent prints on their army of male models.

“In Italy, when somebody says something about money, we say, ‘Do you think you’re a Rockefeller?’” Gabbana commented to Vogue.com.

“Tonight is the new Rockefeller guy. The new dream,” Dolce added.

David Gandy, the face of the Italian label’s Light Blue fragrance, opened proceedings, walking the makeshift runway, aka the Rainbow Room’s dance floor, as Liza Minnelli and her band provided the music.

Wearing a sleek, black three-piece suit, Gandy did his best Bond impression in a crisp white shirt and black bow tie.

A white tux jacket was seen on the next model, but that’s where the safe designs ended, making way for the flamboyant creations Dolce and Gabbana are known for.

Gold gilded lapels, moon and star print and images of the New York skyline adorned sweaters, suits and long, flowing, jackets. Block-print coloured suits and brocade fabrics also featured heavily.

Calling on one of their favourite millennial models, Christian Combs, the son of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs also took to the runway, showing off his dance moves as he modelled a sparkling red tailcoat

Brandon Thomas Lee, son of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee, also walked. And in the audience, Nick Jonas, Trevor Noah and Isabella Rossellini were among the guests to take in the new season styles.

The presentation was just one of the Dolce & Gabbana events held in the Big Apple over the weekend. The label also unveiled its latest highest-end jewellery at the New York Public Library on Friday, and on Sunday night the womenswear Alta Moda show took place in the city.

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