BECKHAM ON BRITISH GQ: David Beckham has scored five exclusive covers for the March issue of British GQ, which hits newsstands Thursday. The five covers featuring the former soccer player were photographed by Marc Hom, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Nadav Kander and Vincent Peters.
London’s Phillips Galleries will stage “David Beckham: The Man,” an exhibition and charity auction to aid 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund in association with Positive View Foundation, an institution that helps children. The showcase includes a range of images and portraits of Beckham photographed by Hom, Kander, Peters, Annie Leibovitz, Damien Hirst, Mario Sorrenti and Paul Wetherell.
“David Beckham really has a golden aura about him these days, a star quality burnished by a dedication to self-improvement, a savvy series of brand endorsements and the not inconsiderable fact that the public as a whole appear to have taken him to their hearts,” said British GQ editor Dylan Jones. “As for this special issue, when we saw the scale of the project at Phillips and the wealth of images being auctioned….We couldn’t wait to get involved.”
Beckham has also been making fashion moves with an exclusive, five-year agreement with Kent & Curwen.