Actress Wallis Day stole the show in a daring black dress during the Christian Louboutin Palace Nights Collection Launch Party.
Ah, Paris in the 80s! For those of us who are old enough to remember, or dare I even say it, old enough to have been alive back then, the Disco scene in the city of love was something otherworldly. Although King Louis lost his head during the revolution and France had no Monarchy, there was a King of the party scene. He was none other than Christian Louboutin.
Every so often, the King would hold court at the fabulous Le Palace in Paris. Basically, for those who don’t know, Le Palace was like Studio 54 but with true style. A glamour melting-pot of everything, and everyone, très chic.
Well, recently, the King once again assembled court but this time in a foreign kingdom. Hosted on the lower level of Jack Solomon’s speakeasy in London, guests were transported back in time to relive the eighties Palace nights for one night only.
The reason for this? Well, for the launch of the Christian Louboutin Palace Nights Collection. This expansive new collection from the red-sole giant takes its inspiration from those nights and is, in fact, a selection of styles made for the dancefloor! Oh yes, that’s what you read. No longer are those heels just there to make you look fierce, they are now made for the dancefloor!
Speaking of looking fierce, one of the most talked-about elements at the party was actually one of the guests. British actress Wallis Day completely stole the show in a sexy black see-through number. The look was fun, very flirty and edgy yet strikingly elegant. The leggy blonde paired off her look with a simplistic heel, bold bag and a dark eye for effect.
Upon arrival, guests were served GALAXISTER, a CÎROC Vodka cocktail, the signature cocktail of the evening, as well as PALACE NIGHTS Negronis and JOKER margaritas – all named after shoes in the collection.
As the crowd mingled and air-kissed hello, DJ Fat Tony was on the decks, setting the tone for the party that was ahead. Then, the transportation back in time really took place. Ballroom dancers introduced a rare set from disco legend herself, Ms ‘Champagne’ King.
Other notable guests included Anais Gallagher, Maria Borges, Joe Cole, Jeremy Irvine, Lily Newmark, Hana Cross, Gwilym Lee, Josephine De La Baume, Margaret Clunie, Gala Gordon, Raff Law, Maddi Waterhouse, Cora Corre, Bee Beardsworth, Claude Simonon, Cosima, Nell Hudson, Daryl McCormack, Ed Westwick, Ashley Walters, Joe Quinn, Jonathan Ajayi, Olive Gray, Sai Bennett, Pippa Bennett Warner, IAMDDB, Nadia Rose, Eliza, Col3trane, Georgie Henley, Jordan Vickors, Brian Whittaker, Headie One, Wilson Oryema, Not3s, Betty Bachz, Becky Tong, Nadia Parkes, Dylan Weller, Alewya Demisse, Eric Underwood, Ama Lou, Connie Constance, Taheen Modak, Lauren Cuthbertson, Delilah Montagu, Harry Kirton, Malachi Kirby, Sinead Harnett, Poppy Ajudha, Bossy Ldn, Jack Bannon, Helene Selam Kleih, Chantel Riley, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Sabine Getty, Lady Alice Manners, Bella Tilbury, Kim Turnbull, Florence Huntington-Whiteley, Bloom Twins, Charlotte Hope, Clara Rugaard, Francesca Hayward, Zezi Ifore, Hamidah Brinkley, Babeheaven, Flohio, Vegyn, Monica Ainley, Sherrie Silver, Felix Spooner and Doina Ciobanu.
Images: David M. Benett