Lucky Num­ber 7

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces Soiree -

Al­though his time on the pitch is in the past, re­tired foot­baller David Beck­ham un­sur­pris­ingly still man­ages to draw a crowd wher­ever he goes—as was the case at the in­vite-only din­ner that David Tang and auc­tion house Phillips hosted in his hon­our at Howard’s Gourmet in Cen­tral. The evening pro­vided an ex­clu­sive pre­view of the Lon­don ex­hi­bi­tion fo­cused on the debonair star, David Beck­ham: The Man, which fea­tures orig­i­nal signed pho­to­graphs and newly com­mis­sioned works by the likes of Steven Klein, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Na­dav Kan­der and Tessa Traeger. Some of the works were brought to Hong Kong to dis­play at the pre­view, and all of them were to be auc­tioned off in Lon­don af­ter the ex­hi­bi­tion in sup­port of 7: The David Beck­ham Unicef Fund and the Pos­i­tive View Foun­da­tion.

A num­ber of the city’s movers and shak­ers were thrilled to min­gle with the man of the hour. And more than a few ladies were spot­ted hov­er­ing around the dis­play area; per­haps some were quite taken with the strik­ing black-and-white pho­to­graph of Beck­ham show­ing off his sculpted physique and ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of tat­toos in noth­ing but his Emporio Armani briefs. We’re sure that par­tic­u­lar pho­to­graph had no trou­ble gar­ner­ing bids when it went on the block.

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