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Chanel - pre-fall catwalk show

Wednesday 04 December 2019

Kristen Stewart, Lily-Rose Depp, Marion Cotillard, Vanessa Paradis, Penelope Cruz and Rashida Jones sat front row as Chanel artistic director Virginie Viard presented her fourth catwalk show for the iconic fashion house. Models Kaia Gerber and Gigi Hadid were the biggest names on the runway, designed by film director Sofia Coppola and inspired by Coco Chanel’s own Paris apartment.

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71st Royal Film Performance: 1917 - UK film premiere

Wednesday 04 December 2019

Bodyguard star Richard Madden joined The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall on the red carpet for the Royal Film Performance premiere of his new film, 1917. His co-stars Mark Strong, George MacKay, Andrew Scott and Daniel Mays were also at ODEON Luxe Leicester Square for the special screening of Sam Mendes's WWI epic.

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The Gentleman - VIP film screening

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Jason Statham and his partner Rosie Huntington-Whiteley turned out to support friend Guy Ritchie at the launch of his new film, alongside its stars Hugh Grant, Michelle Dockery and Freddie Fox. Sting, Trudie Styler, Bugzy Malone and Ashley Walters were also at The Curzon Mayfair screening of the crime action film about a British drug lord who tries to sell his empire to Oklahoma billionaires. Afterwards Ritchie invited guests, and son Rocco Ritchie, to his pub Lore of the Land.

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2020 Pirelli Calendar - cocktail reception & gala dinner

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Claire Foy, Whoopi Goldberg, Yara Shahidi and Mia Goth joined photographer Paolo Roversi at the launch of the 47th annual Pirelli Calendar in Verona. The guests, who celebrated at the gala dinner at the Teatro Filharmonica, were among the stars featured in this year's calendar which interpreted the classic Shakespeare love story Romeo and Juliet.

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Dior Men's - pre-fall catwalk show

Tuesday 03 December 2019

Kim Kardashian West, Kate Moss, Bella Hadid, David Beckham, Kourtney Kardashian, Winnie Harlow, Luka Sabbat, DJ Khaled, Lily Allen and David Harbour sat front row to watch Dior Men’s Artistic Director Kim Jones present his latest pre-fall collection during an exclusive runway show. Kicking off Art Basel Miami at the recently opened Rubell Contemporary Art Museum, Nina Dobrev, Maluma, Nikolai von Bismarck, Ricky Martin and Teyana Taylor made up the rest of the VIP guestlist.

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The Fashion Awards 2019 & afterparty

Monday 02 December 2019

Fenty founder Rihanna made a surprise appearance at this year’s British Fashion Awards to collect the Urban Luxe prize, presented to her by Janet Jackson and Tyler, the Creator in front of A-listers Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Kaia Gerber, Tom Cruise, Irina Shayk, Donatella Versace, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Anna Wintour. Hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross at the Royal Albert Hall, other winners and honourees on the night included Naomi Campbell, who was presented with the Fashion Icon award, her protégé and Model of the Year Adut Akech, and Giorgio Armani, Sarah Burton and Sam McKnight. Ella Balinska, Liam Payne, Emilia Clarke, Alexa Chung, Adwoa Aboah, Barbara Palvin and Emma Roberts were among other celebrities at the ceremony, which was followed by parties hosted by Fenty, Armani and Campbell.

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Ballon d'Or - presentation

Monday 02 December 2019

Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for a record sixth time, taking home the award from the annual ceremony which this year took place at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. The Argentinian forward tipped Virgil van Dijk, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé to win, with last year's winner Lucas Modric presenting him with the award, and Didier Drogba was on hosting duties.

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British Independent Film Awards

Sunday 01 December 2019

Lily James presented Dame Kristen Scott Thomas with the Richard Harris Award at Old Billingsgate this year as stars came together to celebrate at the British Independent Film Awards. Guests at the ceremony, hosted by Aisling Bea, included Ella Balinska, Sam Claflin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dev Patel, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Himesh Patel, Wendell Pierce, Holliday Grainger, Jason Isaacs, Joe Alwyn, Joe Cole, Reggie Yates and Sally Hawkins. Josh O'Connor, Ruthxjiah Bellenea, Sam Adewunmi, Waad Al-Kateab, Harry Wootliff and Emma Jane Unsworth were also among winners on the night.

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Borne Wonderland - VIP Winter Dinner

Wednesday 27 November 2019

CherylErin O'Connor and Sarah Jane Mae were among an eclectic crowd at charity Borne's biennial Orient Express themed fundraiser and black-tie dinner. Former tennis player Greg Rusedski, TV presenter Diana Dougherty, cinematographer Ben Richardson and rugby player Will Greenwood were also at Freemasons' Hall to support the organisation, which helps with death and disability in childbirth.

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The Royal Osteoporosis Gala Dinner

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Dame Shirley Bassey, Alan Carr, Viscountess Emma Weymouth, Meg Mathews and Craig Revel Horwood gathered to support friend and fashion designer Julien Macdonald as he hosted a fashion show and dinner in aid of the National Osteoporosis Society. Held at London’s Banqueting House, other VIPs included Ben Cohen, Arlene Phillips, Dame Jenni Murray and Thom Evans.

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Amazon's Home of Black Friday - press launch

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Rylan Clark-Neal was on hosting duties at 7 Addington Street as Amazon launched its Home of Black Friday pop up, with performances from Melanie C and Paloma Faith. Other guests celebrating the opening of the tech company's series of events, included Frankie Bridge, Vogue Matthews, Nicola Roberts, Eyal Booker and Candice Brown.

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The Nightingale - film screening

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Hunger Games actor Sam Claflin joined his co-star Aisling Franciosi at Curzon Soho as the pair attended a screening of their controversial new film. Directed by Australian filmmaker Jennifer Kent, behind 2014's hit horror The Babadook, the thriller tells the story of a 21 year old Irish convict desperate to escape her abusive master in colonial era Australia. 

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Fashion for Relief: charity pop-up - launch party

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell was joined by VIP guests Boy George, Lilly Becker, IAMDDB, Elen Rivas and Daniel Lismore at the launch of her fourth Fashion For Relief charity pop-up. Launching just in time for Christmas at Westfield London, other celebrity guests at the celebration included Siobhan Bell, Laura Whitmore, Hofit Golan, Snoochie Shy and Tallia Storm.

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The Beauty Awards 2019 with ASOS

Monday 25 November 2019

Love Island presenter Caroline Flack swapped the island villa for the red carpet as she hosted the ASOS Beauty Awards, welcoming former co-stars Montana Brown, Olivia Buckland, Alex Bowen, Lucie Donlan, Ellie Brown, Belle Hassan, Francesca Allen, Adam Collard and Jess Woodley to London's HAC. Celebrating the achievements of hair, skin and beauty brands, other celebrities at the awards included Patsy Kensit, Vanessa White, Felicity Hayward, Joey Essex, Gillian McKeith, Kristina Rihanoff and Tallia Storm.

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Joker - film screening / Q&A

Monday 25 November 2019

Swedish actress Noomi Rapace was among a select crowd at Warner House to hear filmmaker Todd Phillips discuss his acclaimed film, Joker. Alice Dellal, Jaime Winstone and Damien Hirst were also at the intimate screening where the American director discussed the making of the Oscar tipped drama.

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White Christmas - press night

Monday 25 November 2019

Nicola Roberts, Eamonn Holmes, Sinitta, Amy Hart, Rachel Riley, Andrea McLean, Alex George and Denise Welch were among guests at the Dominion Theatre, previewing the new White Christmas musical. Danny Mac and Dan Burton star in the romantic comedy, which features Irving Berlin's classic songs, and Gizzi Erskine, Nadia Wadia, Gloria Hunniford, Louisa Lytton, Kat Shoob and Tyger Drew-Honey also attended the press night.

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47th Annual American Music Awards

Sunday 24 November 2019

Taylor Swift was honoured with the Artist of the Decade award at this year's American Music Awards, at a ceremony which saw performances from Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, Travis Scott, Lizzo, Kesha, Jonas Brothers, Shania Twain, Billie Eilish and Camila Cabello. Other winners on the night included Halsey, Kane Brown, Carrie Underwood, Post Malone and Lil Nas XBilly Porter, Carole King, Tyra Banks, James Blake, Jameela Jamil, Kelly Osbourne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Megan Thee Stallion and Heidi Klum were among guests at The Microsoft Theater.

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Sunday 24 November 2019

Damian Lewis, Dame Maggie SmithSir Ian McKellen and Dame Anna Wintour attended a star studded evening in London's West End for the 65th Evening Standard Theatre awards. Celebrating the best theatrical performances of the year, Smith was awarded the Best Actress gong, while McKellan won the Editor's Award and Fleabag's Andrew Scott took home Best Actor for Present Laughter. Nominees Hayley Atwell and Wendell Pierce also attended the ceremony at The London Coliseum, where Cush Jumbo presented and Helen McCroryJourdan DunnEdward Enninful, Florence Welch and Poppy Delevingne were among guests.

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Kimberley Walsh - birthday party

Friday 22 November 2019

Former Girls Aloud stars Cheryl, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh reunited at London restaurant Bagatelle to celebrate Walsh’s 38th birthday. Former boyband member and Walsh’s husband Justin Scott and ex-Liberty X singer Kelli Young were also among guests at the private dinner.

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Claridge's Christmas Tree - unveiling

Thursday 21 November 2019

Christian Louboutin was the guest of honour at Claridge's, unveiling this year's Christmas tree to kick off the festive season. Bianca Jagger, Courtney Love, Erin O'Connor, Bella Freud, Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Bailey, Malachi Kirby and Henry Conway were also at the hotel in Mayfair, celebrating the 'Loubi Express' with the French designer.

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Motherless Brooklyn - film screening & introduction

Thursday 21 November 2019

American actor turned director Edward Norton introduced a screening of his new mystery drama, Motherless Brooklyn. Radiohead frontman and soundtrack collaborator Thom Yorke was also in attendance at Vue West End, along with composer Daniel Pemberton, Famke JanssenEdith Bowman and Joely Richardson.