Two Pixies (Geldof and Lott), one Osbourne (Kelly) and three dapper Ferrys nibbled burrata as they circulated between the bars and watched Sunday Girl’s acoustic set. Then Naomi Campbell arrived, and the only place anyone wanted to be was the smoking balcony.
Observing the scene, Domenico Dolce couldn’t stop smiling.
‘I love it a lot because it's full of the beautiful people,’ he told us. ‘Young, British, exciting, creative people. Nice-looking. It’s like food for my eyes.’
Held in Net’s improbably slick offices (monochromatic, sculptural desk lamps, zero crumbs), the party feted Dolce & Gabbana’s arrival onto the e-tailer’s virtual shelves. There was a photo-room complete with vintage Vespas for posing purposes, plenty of Martini Gold, and double-air-kisses galore. But on this most Italian of evenings, talk turned to the newest member of the British royal family.
‘I love her!’ Dolce said of the Duchess of Cambridge. ‘When she married, I was on holiday in the Caribbean, and I woke up to look at the wedding.... I love William. He’s cool, educated, sophisticated, very royal—this is the new example for all the world.’