After the final model hit the runway at Dior’s resort 2017 show in Blenheim Palace, guests headed to London’s posh multi-floor hotspot LouLou’s for what felt like the ultimate VIP house party. “I’m wearing head-to-toe Dior tonight. I love most of all of Dior’s things, so I’m always happy when I’m in their designs,” actress Kate Mara told InStyle inside the celebration.
And quite frankly, who wouldn’t be happy at such a grandiose affair? As Mara proceeded to greet models, editors, and A-list friends nearby, the high-profile attendees stopped to smell the flowers on display, which were hard to miss considering Dior amped it up with a stunning botanical display that complimented the venue’s velvet décor and larger-than-life taxidermy pieces (a giant giraffe hung out in the basement floor). “This is like the third Dior event in a couple of days, so I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. All the Dior girls. We’ve been hanging out for a while now, so it’s been really nice,” Kate Beckinsale casually told us.
Those same "Dior girls" didn’t skip a much-needed party favor: cocktails. Juno Temple waited for vodka versions at the bar, not too far from the a lavish display of sushi, oysters, and shellfish, and a stone’s throw from a tarot card reader that we think probably noticed each guests commonality--style. “Tonight I’m with Juno Temple, we did a movie together when we were 16, so she’s one of my good friends,” Emma Roberts quipped. “She’s here with her friends who I know too, so it should be a fun night.”
Speaking of 16-year-olds, teenage star Kiernan Shipka radiated nearby and proudly flaunted her bold red lip as the cameras flashed.
For Mara, a few days in and around London already had her sounding like a Brit: “After we got back from the show, we quickly ordered room service and made sure our faces looked OK and then ran out the door. I’m a vegan, so we had some toast and veggie and sausages. And tea. Lots of tea.”
—with reporting by Chloe Mac Donnell