In London, Tilda Swinton Hosted an Unexpectedly Raucous British Fashion Awards After-Party
As founder of indie magazines Dazed & Confused and AnOther—and father to Lila Moss with his ex-partner Kate—editor Jefferson Hack has likely witnessed plenty of debauched nights out in his time. Still, it’s hard to imagine that few will hold the same sentimental value as last night’s Fashion Awards afterparty in London.
First, Hack was celebrating his special recognition award for cultural curation, delivered to him during the Royal Albert Hall ceremony by his close friend and collaborator, Tilda Swinton, after an endearingly heartfelt speech that paid testament to their creative bond. (Not coincidentally, Swinton was the co-host of the afterparty, along with daughter Lila.) Then, there was the news Hack shared during his speech that he recently got engaged to his partner, model Anna Cleveland. If that’s not a reason to throw a party, then what is?
Following the ceremony, a steady stream of cars offloaded a star-studded mix of guests to the newly-opened The Twenty Two hotel and members club on the corner of Grosvenor Square, in the heart of Mayfair. Descending into the boudoir opulence of its basement club (think plush red velvet furnishings and low-lit red lamps) were the likes of Florence Pugh, Letitia Wright, FKA Twigs, Simone Ashley, and Burna Boy.
That’s also before attempting to reel through the fashion crowd in attendance: Pierpaolo Piccioli, Rick Owens, Paloma Elsesser, Daphne Guinness, Pieter Mulier, and Marine Serre were only a handful of the most recognizable names spotted wandering around. Meanwhile, the party’s cohost of Burberry was represented by Daniel Lee, in what marked his first time stepping out as the face of the storied British brand after being announced as its new chief creative officer in October.
But despite the glittering (and very fashion-forward) guestlist, the spirit was intended to be a family affair—and everyone quickly made themselves at home. Even as the night’s hosts were ready to retire, crowds inside the club continued to swell and real estate in the smoking area became scarce. For many, it seemed the festivities were only just getting started.