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This 13th issue of FANTASTIC MAN features the football player DAVID BECKHAM on the cover and inside the magazine. Perhaps the most famous gentleman in the world, Mr. BECKHAM is freshly coiffed care of ALAIN PICHON, and photographed at a pie and mash shop in his native London by ALASDAIR McLELLAN. Other notable profiles include: the new director of the TATE MODERN, CHRIS DERCON, who discusses the fantastic prospects for the museum’s upcoming HERZOG & DE MEURON extension; owner of THE INDEPENDENT newspaper, the media oligarch Mr. EVGENY LEBEDEV; and MICHAEL STIPE who takes time to speak about his projects outside of the encompassing R.E.M. The issue is one of great exuberance. It includes: a panoply of portraits of amazing men around the globe; a parade of dogs; stylistic tips for the therapeutic hands of the osteopath; and finally, a spectacular collection of mesh underwear created in collaboration between THE WHITE BRIEFS and FANTASTIC MAN. Composed of briefs, vest, and T-shirt, these delicious pieces are meant to induce what the season and this issue are all about – utter joy.