PARTIES

Before the BAFTAs


On Saturday night, Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett, Mark Ruffalo, and Leonardo DiCaprio were just a few of the guests dining at Annabel’s. It’s a tradition–for the past 16 years, Charles Finch, CEO of Finch & Partners, and Chanel have hosted a pre-BAFTA dinner at the swanky London club. In fact, the annual event is now the subject of a new book by Finch, The Night Before (Assouline) which includes previously unpublished images and a forward by John Malkovich. But this year was a night to create new memories. Per usual, a mariachi band greeted guests upon arrival, and the flow of dry martinis throughout the evening. The cozy space, where Tom Ford, Eddie Redmayne, and Dakota Johnson were all in close proximity, was filled with crystal glasses and small vases of white ranunculus and hyacinths.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Tom Ford (L) and Julianne Moore attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Dakota Johnson attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Hannah Bagshawe (L) and Eddie Redmayne attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Cate Blanchett attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Rosamund Pike (L) and Laura Bailey attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Emilia Clarke attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Sunrise Coigney (L) and Mark Ruffalo attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Bel Powley attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Chris Pine (L) and Sofia Boutella attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Kristin Scott Thomas attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Gwendoline Christie (L) and Giles Deacon attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Clemence Poesy attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Cuba Gooding Jr attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Caroline Sieber attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Will Poulter attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Alice Dellal attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Anna Brewster attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Sam Claflin (L) and Laura Haddock attend the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 13: Olga Kurylenko attends the Charles Finch and Chanel Pre-BAFTA cocktail party and dinner at Annabel’s on February 13, 2016 in London, England.

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