Jefferson Hack isn't just a Style.com avatar, he may also be London's salonista supreme. The dinner he threw at the Prada-financed Double Club in honor of Tilda Swinton, the cover girl for his magazine Another's latest issue, managed a "get" even Miuccia herself would be hard-pressed to pull off. Lucian Freud was sandwiched between erstwhile muse Kate Moss and his daughter Bella, and it was enchanting to see the attention Moss lavished on the man who immortalized her on canvas.
The supermodel was sporting a golden tan from a recent safari in South Africa. Swinton, meanwhile, had her own glow, courtesy of a darkly twinkling Prada gown. Just off the plane from the Oscars, she was still reeling from sharing a stage with Eva…Marie…Saint! and a cigarette with Mickey…Rourke! (italics hers).
If Swinton was the woman of the hour, the man was definitely Stephen Jones, whose exhibition opening at the V&A the previous evening was widely judged party of the year. Tonight he could relax, joining Daphne Guinness, Suzy Menkes, Róisín Murphy, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Jake and Rosemary Chapman, Hussein Chalayan, Jay Jopling, Lily Cole, and, of course, Kanye West as they all tucked into the Congolese family-style dinner. Its hint of spice was no match for the hottest dish of the evening: Dasha Zhukova is about to fill Katie Grand's shoes at Pop, with artist BFF Olympia Scarry signing on in a creative capacity.