Night at the Roxy
Kate Moss and Co. Fête Bryan Ferry's New Album
It's been almost 40 years since Bryan Ferry first blazed across the pop cultural heavens as Roxy Music's glittering centerpiece, four decades that add up to a whole lot of scenes he's made, "in" crowds he's been in with. All of them were represented—from fashion nabob Sir Philip Green to design legends Antony Price and Stephen Jones to a serious muso contingent led by David Gilmour—at Tuesday night's dinner at London's Dean Street Townhouse to celebrate Olympia, Ferry's latest album.
The glamorous, glorious tradition of Roxy/Ferry cover icons is upheld on the new release by a Dior-clad Kate Moss. The supermodel spent the evening huddled with dinner companion Lucian Freud. That cross-generational meeting of minds was emblematic of the event and the music, which sees Ferry supported by Brian Eno and Phil Manzanera from his Roxy days, by members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Scissor Sisters, and Groove Armada, and by his 21-year-old son Tara on drums and Tallulah Harlech, also 21, on backing vocals. Having so many handsome young men in his life (there are three more chips off the old block) has brought a youthful edge to Ferry's society coterie of Guinnesses and Somersets, but his girlfriend, Amanda Sheppard, who organized the dinner, further helped gild the lily last night with friends like Jacquetta Wheeler, Caroline Sieber, and the Delevingne sisters. Also in the mix: Manolo Blahnik, who once served time on a Ferry album sleeve (1974's Another Time, Another Place, for the record), and Daphne Guinness, wearing a riveting outfit apparently inspired by "silence."