Christmas Comes to London

Dinner under the tree with Gwyneth Paltrow and Matthew Williamson


Gwyneth Paltrow, Camila Batmanghelidjh, and Matthew Williamson   
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Gwyneth Paltrow hosted a dinner party for the Kids Company charity with Matthew Williamson at London's Aqua Shard last night. Gliding among the six tables for a little close-up natter, she told, "I've been involved in the Kids Company for a while now. It's an incredibly worthy charity—I mean, it's kids after all!"

Founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh, the Kids Company benefits vulnerable inner-city children, and there was a lot of support for the cause in the thirty-first-floor restaurant overlooking all of London. Arizona Muse, Joan Burstein, Caroline Issa, and Williamson's new design director, Danielle Scutt, tucked into a three-course meal and admired the soaring Williamson-curated Christmas tree laden with baubles created by the likes of Sienna Miller, Mary J. Blige, Zaha Hadid, and Paltrow herself. The ornaments will be auctioned off on eBay, beginning December 2, with the proceeds going directly to the charity. "Thanks, all of you, for coming out and supporting us," Batmanghelidjh said during her speech. "And when you leave, please take a bit of our kids' hearts with you."

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