On the hottest day in June for the last 40 years, on the longest day of the year, the second annual V&A Summer Party gathered London's finest, poshest, and most creative for a garden party of earthly delights - mainly the hunky men stationed every which way offering up cocktails and champagne. Showing up in an array of festive frocks, clearly, people take their solstice seriously. 

All of the usual social suspects were in attendance, from Eugenie and Beatrice to Edie Campbell and Elizabeth Hurley - even Bianca Jagger.

Rounding out the evening of outdoor mingling and indoor feasting, the courtyard performance by soulful singer Nao had all embracing their pagan selves, tossing off their shoes to cool down with a dance in the oval pool.

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[Photo via @rosiefortescue]