It is his wife the Duchess of Cambridge who is a keen follower of fashion, but last night Prince William found himself surrounded by some of the most stylish names around as he hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Hospital, of which he is president.
The event, was sponsored by fashion royalty Ralph Lauren who is funding a new breast cancer centre at the hospital. It saw stars of the stage, screen and catwalk gathering to enjoy a lavish three-course dinner in the grand St George’s Hall.
With the event being held in such a spectacular venue, it was only fitting that the attendees, who included Benedict Cumberbatch, Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Moss, Cate Blanchett and Emma Watson, pulled out all the stops with their outfits.
We take a look at some of the best dressed from the night.
Hollywood actress Cate was one of the many guests modelling a Ralph Lauren design and she looked the epitome of elegance in an ivory, asymmetric evening gown. The simplicity of the gown was offset by a pair of statement chandelier earrings, also from Ralph Lauren, while a slick of red lipstick finished off the look.
Jessica’s stunning red gown certainly ensured she stood out from the crowd, with many of the other guests sticking to more muted colour palettes. The dramatic strapless dress featured an embellished bodice and a flowing hemline.
Emma Watson’s ensemble seems to have divided fashion critics, but we are huge fans of the sophisticated outfit, which ensured Emma looked a far cry from schoolgirl wizard Hermione Granger. The crisp white shirt paired with an artfully draped floor-length grey skirt was classic Ralph Lauren at his finest.
Kate rarely puts a fashion foot wrong because she sticks to what she knows best and this occasion saw her reaching into her bulging closet for a classic black dress. However, the model showed black doesn’t have to be boring, thanks to the daring thigh-high split and sheer detailing on the dress.
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter is a repeat offender on worst dressed lists thanks to her eccentric style, but on this occasion she was definitely one of the best dressed. Her strapless navy Ralph Lauren number was elegant, but the cascading skirt of ruffles and mish-mash of materials added intrigue.