On Wednesday, London took over New York City as Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns and manages Claridge’s, the Connaught and the Berkeley hotels in London, celebrated the best of Britain, hosting a one-night exhibition by Claridge’s fashion artist-in-residence and Vanity Fair contributing editor, David Downton. This event, which took place at The Glass Houses, marked the first time the celebrated fashion illustrator’s sketches have been shown in the United States, and those who attended enjoyed viewing portraits of Sarah Jessica Parker, Hamish Bowles, Diane von Furstenberg, Michelle Dockery and Dita von Teese (all of whom are longtime guests of Claridge’s, Mayfair’s legendary Art Deco gem), among others.
Attendees, including Zac Posen, Alexis Bittar, Tantivy Gubelmann, Susan Shin, Chris Mack, Marisa Noel Brown, Lily Maddock, Lindsey Wheat and Stephen Dweck, along with host committee members Stephen Alden, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Martine & Prosper Assouline and Lucy Sykes, sipped on cocktails by Agostino Perrone, The Connaught Bar’s award-winning mixologist.
Photos courtesy of BFA
[Charlotte Assaf, Flo Fulton, Dori Cooperman, Chris Mack, Dara Tomanovitch]
[Lily Maddock, Flo Fulton][Lucy Sykes, Eugenia Gonzales]
[Stephen Alden, Zac Posen, Christopher Niquet]
[David Downton, Carmen Dell'Orefice][Michael Van Nort, Stacey Sinclair]
[Flo Fulton, Quentin Dessein, Lindsey Wheat, Marsia Noel Brown][Carmen Dell'Orefice, Alexis Bittar]