PARTIES

Getting Social at the Serpentine

Inside the gallery’s star-studded annual summer party.


What: The annual Serpentine Summer Party, this year hosted by Michael Bloomberg, Dasha Zhukova, Maja Hoffman, Zaha Hadid, Alexa Chung, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, the Serpentine’s co-directors Julia Peyton Jones and Hans Ulrich Obrist, and Christopher Kane.

When: Thursday, July 2nd.

Where: The Serpentine Galleries, located in Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, in London.

Who: Who wasn’t there really is the better question. In addition to the star-studded hosting committee, guests included Kate Hudson, Lara Stone, Poppy Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Suki Waterhouse, Lottie Moss, James Corden, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ewan McGregor, Erin O’Connor, Naomie Harris, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Why: SelgasCano’s multi-colored creation for the Serpentine’s 15th annual Pavilion served as a backdrop to the evening, which included a performance by Spandau Ballet and a DJ set by Mark Ronson. Between the well-clad partiers and the fine art, the paparazzi couldn’t figure out which way to point their lens.

Photos: Getting Social at the Serpentine

Sophie Hunter and Benedict Cumberbatch. Photo by Dave Benett.

Kate Hudson. Photo by Dave Benett.

Ewan McGregor and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photo by Dave Benett.

Tammy Kane, Christopher Kane and Lara Stone. Photo by Dave Benett.

Lottie Moss. Photo by Dave Benett.

James Corden and wife Julia Carey. Photo by Dave Benett.

Suki Waterhouse and Immy Waterhouse. Photo by Dave Benett.

Karlie Kloss and Dasha Zhukova. Photo by Dave Benett.

Erin O’Connor. Photo by Dave Benett.

Naomie Harris and Zadie Smith. Photo by Dave Benett.

Alexa Chung and Poppy Delevingne. Photo by Dave Benett.

Evgeny Lebedev, Sophie Dahl, Mario Testino and Bella Freud. Photo by Dave Benett.

Gabriella Wilde. Photo by Dave Benett.

Sadie Frost, Azzi Glasser, Matthew Williamson, and Alice Temperley. Photo by Dave Benett.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Julia Peyton-Jones. Photo by Dave Benett.

Jonathan Saunders and Roksanda Ilincic. Photo by Dave Benett.

Edie Campbell. Photo by Dave Benett.

Spandau Ballet performs. Photo by Dave Benett.

Simon Aboud and Mary McCartney. Photo by Dave Benett.

Saloni Lodha and Elisa Sednaoui. Photo by Dave Benett.

Clara Paget. Photo by Dave Benett.

Peter Brant Jr. and Harry Brant. Photo by Dave Benett.

Fearne Cotton. Photo by Dave Benett.

Charlotte Tilbury. Photo by Dave Benett.

Nadja Swarovski. Photo by Dave Benett.

Stephen Jones. Photo by Dave Benett.

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