Duran Duran rock legend Simon Le Bon and his supermodel wife Yasmin Le Bon grace the front cover of the April issue of #legend magazine. The power couple - married for more than 30 years - get candid in an exclusive photo shoot and interview on the current music scene, technology, their philanthropic passions and Chinese science fiction.
Simon on the current music scene: “The scope for rebellion is really big now. There’s a lot for young people to kick against. I think we’re due for a big, big musical rebellion. And I’m looking forward to it.”
On why you won’t catch him on The Voice: “My band would kill me… I mean, never say never but… I don’t want to be part of the establishment. It feels like giving in… It’s money. It’s tainted money and it’s not good for artists.”
Yasmin on why Skype doesn’t work for the couple: “I remember him being far, far away and he decided that he was going to put the camera on. He put the camera on – and burst into tears… It’s one thing hearing somebody on the phone, it’s quite another thing seeing them. So I’m not sure we’re going to go down that route again.”
The #legend April issue is rich with exclusive interviews including a discussion with street artist Banksy’s ex-manager Steve Lazarides, innovative fashion photographer and filmmaker Nick Knight, Hong Kong philanthrocapitalist and artrepreneur Greg McNamara, and Bulgari Chief Executive Jean-Christophe Babin, a 40-page catwalk fashion feature and an intimate behind the scenes look at the recent couture shows in Paris. #legend also captures the thoughts and musings of larger-than-life personalities including shark preservationist Michael Muller, Lan Kwai Fong kings Allan and Jonathan Zeman, Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend author Kevin Kwan and aspiring Sports Illustrated model Mia Kang.
The magazine takes readers on a couple’s wine odyssey, through Rio de Janeiro as it preps for this year’s Summer Olympics, and a full sensory immersion in a Swiss spa utopia.
The April issue of #legend is available at newsstands and bookstores across Hong Kong.
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About Legend Publishing (HK) Limited
#legend is a bold, new and innovative Hong Kong-based 360-multimedia platform comprising a monthly luxury lifestyle publication with a game changing digital offering, which together deliver the people, the places and the products that matter, across the many and varied entry points the luxury consumer now demands.
#legend aspires to be as influential and versatile as the subjects it targets: movers and shakers, innovators, creators and tastemakers, all worthy of the moniker “legend”. As profound as alchemy yet clear as crystal, our storytelling will strive to enlighten, entertain and enhance the minds, hearts and desires of our readers.
#legend is published by Legend Publishing (HK) Limited, founded by Hong Kong media powerhouse Anne Lim-Chaplain and creative maverick Gordon Lam. They joined forces with business leaders Bruce Rockowitz and Steve Rockowitz to create Rock Media, the parent company of Legend Publishing (HK) Limited.