END OF THE AFFAIR: Tracey Emin — and most other guests — were in a celebratory mood at the closing dinner for London Collections: Men on Monday night at Hakkasan. She stood up to make an impromptu speech, broke a glass in the process of tapping it to grab the room’s attention, and then led everyone in a round of “Happy Birthday” to mark the sixth season of the showcase.
Spirits were high, with guests ready to let loose at the end of an action-packed four days. “I’ve been very well behaved this week,” said the new Tiffany campaign star Robert Konjic. “Tomorrow, I’d like to wake up and not be able to leave my bed, having done plenty of things I regret, and some I don’t remember.”
He was clearly better behaved than many on the London show circuit. British GQ editor Dylan Jones, the evening’s host, said he knows of certain show-goers “who have managed to have seven hangovers in five days, which in itself is some achievement.”
Nick Grimshaw, the British TV and radio presenter who was an ambassador for LC:M, called the showcase “a wild weekend. Anna Wintour was here; I saw her front row at Burberry today having a real joke and a laugh. Just kidding, but she was here.”
Other guests included the actor Christian Cooke, Mollie King of The Saturdays, Daisy Lowe, Pixie Geldof, Andrew Scott, Jack Guinness, Wiz Khalifa, Andrew Weitz, Patrick Grant, Richard Buckley, Oliver Cheshire, and the band members from Years & Years.
The magician Dynamo had Douglas Booth — and others — entranced. “I hate this,” said Gandy, who was in Dynamo’s thrall. “I mean, I love it, but it drives me nuts that I can’t figure out how he does it. Maybe it is actually magic.”
Booth, whose film “Jupiter Ascending” opens next month, has just finished filming “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” with Lily James. “Sam Riley got to play Darcy, but I’m Bingley, the lovely boy,” he said. “You’ll have to watch it to see whether I’m a zombie.”