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NYFW a/w 2019: Michael Kors - catwalk show

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Kate Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Priyanka Chopra, Doutzen Kroes, Olivia Wilde and Regina King sat front row for Michael Kors’s a/w 2019 catwalk show, watching supermodels of the moment Bella and Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber showcase the veteran’s latest collection on the runway. Barry Manilow gave a surprise performance to close the show, while other VIPs at Cipriani Wall Street included Kerry Washington, Billy Porter, Aimee Song and Carys Zeta-Douglas.

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All About Eve - press night

Tuesday 12 February 2019

The Crown actor Matt Smith was on hand to support girlfriend Lily James, as the leading lady took to the stage for the opening night of Ivo Van Hove's All About Eve, with Tom Hiddleston, Jennifer Saunders, Mark Rylance, Bertie Carvel, Freddie Fox, Toby Jones and David Furnish among guests. James' co-star Gillian Anderson had many of her Sex Education castmates including Connor SwindellsEmma Mackey and Kedar Williams-Stirling in the audience at the Noel Coward Theatre,  before toasting the press night success at the show's afterparty at The Waldorf Hilton.

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Rip It Up - press night

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Strictly Come Dancing pros Giovanni Pernice, Karen Clifton, Janette Manara and Neil Jones stepped out on the red carpet outside the Garrick Theatre ahead of the press night of new dance show Rip It Up. McFly members Dougie Poynter and Tom Fletcher were in attendance to support bandmate and show star Harry Judd, joining fellow VIP guests Darcey Bussell, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Melvin O’Doom, Lulu and Kate Garraway.

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BAFTAs: Vogue x Tiffany Fashion & Film - afterparty

Sunday 10 February 2019

Eddie Redmayne posed with supermodel and British Vogue contributing editor Naomi Campbell as the fashion bible hosted a BAFTA afterparty in collaboration with Tiffany Fashion. Campbell left the bash with rumoured flame Liam Payne, after partying with high-profile talent including Taylor Swift, Amy Adams, Claire Foy, Lily Collins, Kate Moss, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mary J Blige, Natalie Dormer, Spike Lee, Andy Serkis, Valentino and Vogue editor Edward Enninful. Fat Tony and Honey Dijon were on the decks for the evening, which had Radio 1 DJ Maya Jama dancing on the tables and Cynthia Erivo, Jourdan Dunn, Will Poulter, Dermot O'LearyEleanor TomlinsonEllie Bamber, Alexa Chung, Nick Grimshaw, Regina King and Noomi Rapace on the dancefloor at Annabel's.

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BAFTAs: EE British Academy Film Awards

Sunday 10 February 2019

Yorgos Lanthimos's The Favourite was the evening's big winner, taking home seven prizes including Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Best Supporting Actress for Rachel WeiszRami Malek collected the Best Actor prize for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor for Green Book at a packed Royal Albert Hall where A-listers on the red carpet included Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Mary J BligeMargot Robbie, Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Amy Adams and Adam Driver. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also attended the ceremony which was followed by an official afterparty at Grosvenor House - where Taylor Swift made a surprise appearance - and parties across London hosted by Vogue as well as distributors Warners Bros and Fox and streaming service Netflix.

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The 61st Grammy Awards

Sunday 10 February 2019

Lady Gaga, Cardi B and Kacey Musgraves were among the big winners at this year's Grammys, as well as Drake, Donald Glover, H.E.R., The Carters and Pharrell Williams. Dua Lipa was honoured with the Best New Artist award, and up and coming British singer/songwriter Ella Mai took home the award for Best R&B Song. Former first lady Michelle Obama made as a surprise appearance at the LA ceremony, hosted by Alicia Keys at the Staples Center, where she gave a speech about the unifying power of music. Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Post Malone, Diana Ross, Travis Scott and Jennifer Lopez performed on the night, and Kylie Jenner, St Vincent, Jorja Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Dionne Warwick, James Blake, Jameela Jamil, Camila Cabello, Future, Tracee Ellis Ross and Bebe Rexha were among guests.

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BFI TV Preview: Traitors - screening / Q&A

Thursday 07 February 2019

Following the success of her role in Bodyguard, Keeley Hawes joined Traitors co-stars Emma Appleton and Luke Treadaway at the BFI Southbank to celebrate the launch of the Channel 4 series. After posing for pictures on the red carpet, Hawes took part in a Q&A about the spy-thriller with cast and director Dearbhla Walsh.

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Newport Beach Film Festival - annual honours

Thursday 07 February 2019

Model turned entrepreneur Lily Cole joined British actors including Lesley Manville, Rob BrydonOliver Jackson-Cohen, Fionn Whitehead and Joanne Froggatt to celebrate the creative arts in the UK at The Newport Beach Film Festival's annual party. Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes was also on the guest list at The Langham Hotel.

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NYFW a/w 2019: amfAR Inspiration Gala New York

Wednesday 06 February 2019

Kim Kardashian West and her sister Kourtney Kardashian stepped out in Versace dresses for the annual amfAR Inspiration Gala, opening New York Fashion Week. The A-list event attracted its usual guestlist of top models including Alessandra Ambrosio, Bar RefaeliCandice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Winnie HarlowKarolína KurkováElsa HoskDevon Windsor and Leomie Anderson, and saw Milla Jovovich, Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott and Simon de Pury honoured. The Chainsmokers and Kelsea Ballerini took to the stage at Cipriani Wall Street, performing to a crowd including Heidi Klum, Michelle Rodriguez, Alan Cumming, Jonathan Cheban and Victoria Justice.

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Home, I'm Darling - press night

Tuesday 05 February 2019

Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer was among guests including Samuel WestMartha PlimptonLolita ChakrabartiNell HudsonHannah Arterton and Susan Hampshire, turning out for the press night of Home, I'm Darling. Writer Laura Wade arrived on the red carpet before watching cast members Katherine Parkinson, Richard Harrington, Susan Brown and Siubhan Harrison perform her new comedy about sex, cake and the quest to be a perfect 1950s housewife at the Duke of York's Theatre.

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A Private War - film screening / Q&A

Monday 04 February 2019

Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan joined director Matthew Heineman at Leicester Square's newly refurbished ODEON Luxe cinema for a preview screening of A Private War, a biopic of US war correspondent Marie Colvin who was killed on the frontline in Syria in 2012. The premiere was followed by a Q&A live screened across the country, and the event came just days after the family of Colvin won damages from the Syrian regime for the death of the award winning journalist, and speaking of the case Pike admitted 'We're a bit stunned. It's a massive verdict. It's colossal'.

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The GQ Car Awards

Monday 04 February 2019

Brooklyn Beckham, Professor Green, Example and Howard Donald joined GQ's Dylan Jones at the Corinthia Hotel for the annual Car Awards, where the fashion magazine celebrated the world's best motors. TV presenter Nicki Shields was on hand to host again this year, with the help of British chef Tom Kerridge, while racing drivers Bruno Senna and Oliver Webb watched on.

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The Kid Who Would Be King - gala film screening

Sunday 03 February 2019

Cast including Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Tom Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson and Sir Patrick Stewart posed with director Joe Cornish at a gala screening of fantasy adventure, The Kid Who Would Be King. Acting couple and parents to lead actor Louis, Andy Serkis and Lorraine Ashbourne, were at the ODEON Luxe Leicester Square to support their son, while other VIP guests at the premiere included David BaddielSally PhillipsEdith Bowman, Jason Isaacs, Simon PeggEddie Marsden and Michelle Heaton.

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71st Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA Awards)

Saturday 02 February 2019

Dame Helen Mirren, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen, Sarah Paulson, Jordan Peele, Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Octavia Spencer, John David Washington and Constance Wu handed out prizes as the evening's top awards went to Alfonso Cuarón for his acclaimed film Roma. Aisha Tyler hosted at The Hollywood and Highland Center where Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Peter Farrelly, Adam McKay and Boots Riley were among nominees.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part - gala film screening

Saturday 02 February 2019

Kimberley Walsh, George Shelley, Jacqueline Jossa, Michelle Heaton, Jenni Falconer, Blake Harrison and George Groves were among guests at Cineworld Leicester Square, for a family screening of the latest Lego Movie. Imogen Thomas, Laura Hamilton, Melvin O'Doom, Tallia Storm and Kate Garraway were also on hand, posing on the red carpet with a life-size version of one of the film's characters.

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Cartier - launch party

Thursday 31 January 2019

Model Neelam Gill stepped out in a Alexandre Vauthier dress as she was joined by Liam Payne, Amber Le BonTinie Tempah, Yasmin MillsVictoria Pendleton and Jasmine Guinness for the Cartier New Bond street reopening. The French jewellery group hosted a special party as it unveiled its new refurbished flagship store after a nine month renovation.

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Vanity Fair EE Rising Star - BAFTAs pre party

Thursday 31 January 2019

EE Rising Star nominees Barry Keoghan and Jessie Buckley joined up and coming British screen stars including Vanessa KirbySean Teale, Vicky McClure, Luke Pasqualino, Joe Cole, Edward Bluemel, Oliver Jackson-CohenAlfie Allen and Jack Fox to celebrate the annual prize. Keoghan and Buckley, who are going up against Letitia Wright and Cynthia Erivo for the accolade at the BAFTAs this month, also partied alongside Caroline Flack, RAYE, Laura WhitmoreDynamo and Alex Zane at the Vanity Fair sponsored party, held at L'Oscar London's The Baptist.

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Alita: Battle Angel - UK film premiere & afterparty

Thursday 31 January 2019

Stars Jennifer Connelly, Rosa Salazar and Christoph Waltz joined director James Cameron and producer Robert Rodriguez on the red carpet outside the Odeon Leicester Square for the London premiere of new sci-fi thriller Alita: Battle Angel. Singer Dua Lipa, who recorded a new track for the film, was a surprise guest at the premiere and afterparty at Soho House, along with other VIPs Isaac Carew, Leigh Francis, Eyal Booker and Shanie Ryan.

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams - private view

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Lottie Moss stepped out in a long burgundy leather trench waistcoat for the private view of the highly anticipated Christian Dior exhibition. The younger sister of Kate Moss was joined by Mabel, Alexandra Shulman, Anais Gallagher, Nicola Roberts, Josephine De La Baume, Lady Mary Charteris, Rachel Johnson and Tanya Burr, the evening after the V&A hosted a star-studded dinner to celebrate the new exhibition, which traces the history and impact of one of the 20th century's most influential couturiers and features dresses worn by Princess Margaret, Rihanna and Nicole Kidman.

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Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams - dinner

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Eddie Redmayne, Kristin Scott Thomas, Edward Enninful, Bianca Jagger and Amber Le Bon were among guests at the Victoria and Albert Museum for an exclusive dinner celebrating the opening of the Christian Dior exhibition. Eva Herzigova, Gemma Arterton, Nikolai von Bismarck, Noomi Rapace and The Earl of Snowdon also joined the celebrations, previewing the collection which includes Princess Margaret's party dress worn on her 21st birthday.

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La Bohème - press night

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel was joined by Alan Carr, Talulah Riley, Danny Mac, Lucy Mecklenburgh, Alice Temperley and Victoria Pendleton for the La Bohème press night. The English National Opera's production of Puccini's opera following a pair who fall in love at first sight, officially opened to press at the London Coliseum, and saw Melanie Sykes, Imelda May, Jo Wood and Ryan Thomas among VIP guests.