The perfect way to celebrate the king of gay erotica

6th March 2020, 9:24 pm

Photographs by Dave Benett

A rubber doll, a Cock Destroyer, and Philip Treacy walk into a bar… No this isn’t your idea of gay heaven, but the best sort of way to spend a Thursday evening courtesy of 10 Men and Tom of Finland Foundation. Thursday night we made our way down to the basement of the London Edition hotel for an after-party of epic proportions. This was all in celebration of Tom of Finland: Love and Liberation, the first public exhibition dedicated to the late pioneering illustrator, which opens at The House of Illustration 6th March, as well as our upcoming Issue 51 of Ten Men! Our fantastic hosts for the evening, co-founder of Tom of Finland Foundation Durk Dehner, designer and club-kid extraordinaire Daniel Lismore and our Editrix Sophia Neophitou, united the worlds of music, art, fashion and fetish for one unforgettable night where PVC and leather were worn by the masses. Guests sipped on delicious passion-fruit cocktails that were, of course, made using Tom of Finland Vodka, and mini-beef burgers courtesy of Berners Tavern were a hit throughout the night.

Inhibitions were firmly left at the door as guests dazzled on the dance-floor in their most eccentric looks. There was Max the Tribrid in a pup muzzle, Dahc Dermur VIII in their signature fierce paint and Spooky Kid in a polka-dotted showstopper. And did we mention Pandemonia was there too? Fashion’s real-life latex-clad Barbie doll brushed shoulders with Made in Chelsea’s Mark Francis Vandelli and Twitter’s favourite pornstar Rebecca More. Speaking of porn stars, the legendary Aiden Shaw made an appearance, followed by a gaggle of OnlyFans’ biggest stars who were turning heads left, right and centre. Some of London’s finest design talent came along for the ride also, including Roland Mouret, Lou Dalton, Daniel Fletcher, Bianca Saunders, Bethany Williams and Robyn Lynch. Soundtracked to the excellent selections of DJ Kat Hudson, it was non-stop dancing until the lights came on with guests spilling out onto the street and onto their next party destinations. It was the perfect way to celebrate the king of gay erotica, all thanks to the incredible Richard Villani. Can we do it all again next week?



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#villaniproductions threw a party w/ @10menmagazine and @tomoffinlandfoundation hosted by @daniellismore and I want to turn back time! I miss London. Don’t you wish to escape to some simpler times? Step back in time and head on over to the Tom Of Finland x 10 Men party at the @londonedition from a couple of weeks ago, which had everyone from @to more_milf to @therealpandemonia dancing away in celebration of our new Issue (out tomorrow!) and UK’s first exhibition dedicated to Tom of Finland’s work. Follow the LINK IN BIO for our video tour of the exhibition, currently on display at the House of Illustration, courtesy of @tomoffinlandfoundation co-founder Durk Dehner. #TomOfFinland #10Men #RebeccaMore #DurkDehner #CockDestroyers #GentleSensualFantasy

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Published: 6th March 2020

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