Will David be in his pants? This was the question on every woman's mind at the David Beckham for H&M launch in London last night. Mr B was in town to celebrate the launch of his debut swimwear collection so it was no surprise to see Shoreditch House packed with a bevvy of eager ladies. And although David was fully clothed when he appeared (boo), he certainly didn't disappoint.
The event was super-hip, taking place on the exclusive rooftop in East London. In keeping with the theme, it was pool party in style with fountains of water arching over ginormous shots of a shirtless Becks. Hmm, yes please. The man himself walked through the crowd, kindly taking the time to speak - and take more than a few selfies - with his excited guests.
Yep, rather than posing for the paps then darting off into the night, David stayed for the duration of the event and looked as suave as ever in head-to-toe black (VB would be proud). When we nabbed him for a quick chat, he told us he loves spending time in London because ‘it’s home’ - and certainly made the most of it, turning the event into a family affair. David's mum, dad and sister were in attendance as well as Victoria's parents and sister who gave him encouraging pats on the back. N'aww!
As if that wasn't excitement enough, David also brought in a gaggle of starry pals. Nick Grimshaw was spotted having a giggle with Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul - yes, really! - while Ellie Goulding sat pool-side on a white sofa nattering with One Direction’s Liam Payne and Niall Horan. Liam told us that the rumours are true about a massive joint 21st party with Niall, adding, ‘We’re having a big birthday bash. I don’t know the details yet, I’ve left most of the planning to Niall. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing yet!’ He also dismissed rumours of a second One Direction movie saying, ‘That’s the first I’ve heard of that. Maybe...’
Liam Payne, Niall Horan, David Beckham and Ellie Goulding [Getty]
Conor Maynard, Eliza Doolittle and Foxes also arrived to soak up the luxe party atmosphere and scrumptious cocktails. Eliza was as equally excited as us to meet Becks, telling us, ‘I was once in a tiny vintage shop in LA and David Beckham walked in. I resisted getting a selfie, but I’m going to try tonight. I don’t think I can hold back a second time!’
But what of the swimwear? Well, since the launch of the first David Beckham Bodywear for H&M collection in 2012, the range has been designed each season with new styles, fabrics and patterns, so the addition of both stylish and functional swimwear is a natural progression. As with all previous ranges, the focus of the swimwear collection is on fit, performance, and comfort and offers a fresh update on classic masculine style.
David's swimwear designs [H&M]
The new range of boardshorts, swim shorts and trunks will launch in selected stores and online from Thursday 22nd May. While we wait, see some of David's finest H&M moments in the gallery below...