Parties of The Year, 2011 (part 1)

12/23/2011 2:09:00 AM

Parties of The Year, 2011 (part 1)

Pixie Geldof, Josephine de la Baume and Mary Charteris were all at Leon Max’s summer party. But what were the other parties of the year?

April, The Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Billions watched but only a glossy 300 got the call up for the post-wedding ball at Buckingham Palace. Harry made appropriate jokes about Pippa and Ellie Goulding sang. Picture perfect.

May, The Met Ball

The weekend that McQueen had a global moment. After the royal wedding the US fashion pack hit New York’s Costume Institute to celebrate the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition. Gisele, Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker all joined the sparkly army.

July, The Love Ball

The Lady in Red was dancing. Well, Natalia Vodianova had a lot to celebrate. It was couture week and Valentino’s chateau outside Paris was full of a fashion throng that included Anne Hathaway, Daphne Guinness and the Roitfelds, all there to raise millions for her Naked Heart charity. Look fabulous and do good works – what’s not to like?

July, Leon Max’s summer party

Mary Charteris and Josephine de la Baume – the faces of the Leon Max S/S campaign - were the co-hosts when the designer threw open his country house, Easton Neston for a rocking summer party. Pixie Geldof sang, guests wandered the lawns; it was 21st century cool meets Great Gatsby chic.

July, The Wedding of Kate Moss and Jamie Hince

London’s party set hit a small Cotswold village for the rock n’roll wedding of the year. There were marquees, there were bands, it could have been mistaken for festival. Moss wore Galliano. And did not appear for the pub lunch the next day.

Contributing Editor: Richard Dennen

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