Professor Chris Whitty’s invitation may have been lost in the post, but Professor Sarah Gilbert, pioneer of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, was treated like a rock star in a celebrity-packed Bulgari party at Kensington Palace last night.
Such are the vagaries of life in the fickle world of celebrity scientists.
The party was held as a celebration of Frieze Week in London, a gathering of the global art industry, and welcomed Bulgari brand ambassadors Josh O’Connor and Iris Law along with stars such as Ruth Wilson, Mark Strong, Tom Felton and Jessica Henwick.
The aim was to highlight the link between the art on display at Frieze and the artisan expertise that goes into Bulgari jewellery and timepieces.
Honor Titus, Gia Coppola, Timothy Taylor, Sabine Getty and Faye Wei Wei were in the front row as Bulgari’s latest creations were presented.
The evening eased towards the dance floor where Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Victoria Magrath, Zara Martin, Flora and Timothy Vesterberg, Coco Konig, Bettina Looney and DJ Cuppy were among the guests throwing shapes.