FEELING GREAT: Stella McCartney, Marigay McKee, Jo Malone, David Bailey and Roja Dove were among the guests who dined at Downing Street at an event to celebrate their roles in the GREAT Britain campaign. The campaign aims to drive trade at home and abroad by promoting the U.K. internationally as a place to visit, study, and do business.
The private dinner began with cocktails and pictures with the night’s host, Prime Minister David Cameron, who later made a rousing speech thanking his guests — from the worlds of culture, art, business and design — and urging them to keep plugging Britain.
According to a Downing Street spokeswoman, the event was meant to recognize the work of GREAT campaign, the ambassadors, and people who have contributed to and supported it.
Other guests included Louise Kennedy, Zaha Hadid, Katherine Jenkins and Kelly Hoppen. Britain’s first lady Samantha Cameron, who consults for Smythson and works with the British Fashion Council, also attended as were a host of government ministers.
Before boarding a flight back to New York on Thursday, McKee described the event as a “super-fun night, with a great group of people, and a single focus to drive British industry, talent, and development at home, and on an international scale.”