Where: Hotel du Cap
Joanne Black Style: Nude Martin Margiela dress, Sharon Wauchob jacket, Bottega Veneta earrings, YSL clutch and Sergio Rossi shoes
Everyone wants an invite to a Finch Quarterly dinner. After last year’s exclusive event, which saw everyone from Mick Jagger and Ralph Fiennes to Rachel Weisz revel in the delights of a Finch feast, I expected to be surrounded by a who’s who of stars from the world of movies, fashion and the media. And I was not disappointed.
This, the second dinner of its kind, was hosted by the man described as the ‘Cannes-do guy’ in honour of Director Bertrand Tavernier. With a guest list that included L’Wren Scott and Christian Louboutin, I knew talk of fashion would be high of the evening’s agenda. L’Wren Scott wore a fab hot pink dress from her collection, which she teamed with some very interesting pink, yellow and green sandals, and Louboutin looked like he was having great fun talking to Sydney Ingle-Finch while sporting a bright blue hat with a yellow band. And I’m not surprised – the dancers for the evening were all wearing shoes from his collection.
But they weren’t the only ones making a style statement. Glenn Close looked elegant in an icy grey jacket and camisole, Jenson Button was every inch the champion of speed in smart jacket with a crisp white open necked shirt, Mick Jagger had a beautiful bold scarf and Dominic Cooper worked the black suit and skinny tie look to perfection.
If that wasn’t enough excitement for one night, I even got the chance to share a laugh with ex bond villain Mads Mikkelsen, who played Le Chiffre in Casino Royale, before rushing off to another party with friend Mira Anafina.