Couture met culture at the launch of Esquire's Singular Suit exhibition in partnership with Somerset House on Wednesday night. Esquire editor Jeremy Langmead (above) hosted a stylish gathering drawn from the worlds of fashion, the arts, film and television.
Guests gathered in the Terrace Rooms at Somerset House, drinking Krug Grande Cuvee and Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka Cocktails alongside the 18 pieces from the exhibition, which is designed by Block Architecture and includes unique design collaborations by, among others, Graeme Fidler of Aquascutum with Antony Gormley, John Galliano with Zanna (you can see her interviewed below), Frida Giannini of Gucci with Mark Ronson, Paul Smith with Richard Woods, Richard James with Spencer Tunick, Donatella Versace with James Clar, and Dolce & Gabbana with Ron Arad.
The futuristic suit in the picture above is the collaboration between Donatella Versace and James Clar, based on a still frame from a big budget action movie.
The suits will be exhibited at Somerset House from today until 31 August. Free admission, open daily 10am-6pm.
Left to right, from the top: Graham Norton and friend enjoy a Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka Cocktail; Bonnie Wright, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films; Aquascutum designer Graeme Fidler and the electroplated suit collaboration with Antony Gormley; George Lamb of BBC Radio 6; model Amber Le Bon; Daniel Marks and designer Henry Holland; The Terrace Rooms, Somerset House; T4 presenter Jameela Jamil; Esquire's Jeremy Langmead with Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey; Savile Row's Richard James (right) admires his Sheer Organza Bespoke Suit collaboration with Spencer Tunick; Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, aka Claire; actress (and Esquire correspondent) Margo Stilley with Patrick Grant of Norton & Sons.
Photographer Zanna used a Blackberry Bold for her collaboration with John Galliano. Here she explains the story behind her piece:
This interview was filmed on a Blackberry Bold.