Editor-in-chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful was surrounded by the great and the good of the fashion world on Sunday night as he celebrated his new memoir with a glitzy party at London’s Claridge’s.
The exclusive bash to mark the release of A Visible Man, saw the likes of Kate Moss and Salma Hayek rubbing shoulders with Marchioness of Bath Emma Weymouth and top model Adwoa Aboah.
Giving an insight into one of the most exclusive industries, Edward’s memoir details how he, a Black, gay, working-class refugee, found a home in fashion and made his mark on it.
Edward’s close friend Kate wowed in a colourful, striped maxi dress with a high neck and long-sleeved design.
The blonde beauty teamed the look with a pair of snakeskin boots as she held onto a gold clutch bag.
The event was filled with both celebrities and iconic members of the fashion industry, as Kate posed for a snap with designer Stella McCartney and arrived with her long-term partner Nikolai von Bismarck.
Fashion queen: Edward’s close friend Kate wowed in a a colourful, striped maxi dress with a high neck and long-sleeved design as she arrived with her longterm partner Nikolai von Bismarck
Pals: The event was filled with both celebrities and iconic members of the fashion industry, as Kate posed for a snap with designer Stella McCartney
Salma Hayek looked incredible in a white tiered mesh gown with a flowing tulle skirt and lace overlay.
The dress included a plunging neck which showcased her ample assets while a thin white belt accentuated her hourglass figure.
Salma, 56, opted for a gorgeous palette of make-up and wore her dark tresses in a chic bun.
Accessorising with a pair of sparkling diamond earrings the stunner totted her essentials in a white bag
Elegant: Salma Hayek oozed chic in a mesh white gown, complete with a tie-detailed waist, frilled bust and tiered skirt design
Effortless: Arriving at the bash, the actress looked effortlessly chic – with her brunette locks away from her face in a high bun
A-list couple: Salma was joined at the bash by her French billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault, 60, the chairman and CEO of luxury fashion group Kering, who cut a dapper figure in a dark printed suit
(Salma Hayek and Malala Yousafzai)
What a crowd! Salma was seen kissing Edward on the cheek as actor and DJ Idris Elba took charge of the mic during the raucous bash
Salma was joined at the bash by her French billionaire husband François-Henri Pinault, 60, the chairman and CEO of luxury fashion group Kering, who cut a dapper figure in a dark printed suit.
Emma Weymouth certainly made an entrance in an extravagant abs-flashing green two piece – with a bardot crop top.
The bright green satin number showed off the Strictly star’s incredible physique as she mingled and posed for photos with the party’s host.
Friends: Giving an insight into one of the most exclusive industries, Edward’s memoir details how he, a Black, gay, working-class refugee, found a home in fashion and made his mark on it (pictured with Emma Weymouth and Vanessa Kingori)
Head turning: Emma Weymouth certainly made an entrance in an extravagant ab-flashing green two piece – with a bardot crop top
For days: The model’s skirt fell into a long train, as she posed outside of the hotspot venue
Model Adwoa Aboah also stood out from the fashion crowd in her daring sheer nude dress.
The runway star bared all in the dress, going topless and flashing her black underwear as she rubbed shoulders with her fashion pals.
Maya Jama looked gorgeous as her ensemble featured an abstract patterned skirt with a figure-hugging maroon top.
With a high neck and sleeveless design, the TV personality oozed elegance in the stunning ensemble.
Her lengthy brunette locks were styled in a brushed out wave as they fell freely to her torso.
Risque: Model Adwoa Aboah also stood out from the fashion crowd in her daring sheer nude dress, flashing her underwear
Host: Edward looked dapper in a black three-piece suit as he arrived for his glitzy bash in central London
Newly single: Maya Jama, 28, oozed chic in a maroon maxi ensemble on Sunday
Ringless: Posing for snaps with Idris and Sabrina Elba, the presenter was seen for the first time without her engagement ring
Rock: After getting engaged to former fiancé Ben Simmons, Maya was usually seen sporting a massive engagement rock on her ring finger (pictured left)
Mingling: Maya chatted to British actor Damson Idris and model Jourdan Dunn over glasses of bubbly
While the beauty went for a full-glam makeup look, with a smokey winged eyeliner and a rust lipgloss to complement her outfit.
Posing for a slew of snaps, Maya was spotted for the first time without the engagement ring that has sat on her left hand for the last eight months.
Edward will publish his new autobiography next week, and recently revealed he feared losing his sight after having four operations on his eyes in recent years.
Edward, 50, who married his long-term partner Alec Maxwell in February this year, explained a detatched retina, among other issues, led to him having the procedures – and during the recovery time he was left living in the dark and looking at the floor for several weeks.
Party time: Salma, her husband Francois, Edward. Conde Nast’s Vanessa Kingori and Sabrina Elba were seen dancing and cheering as Idris Elba acted as MC at the party
Stylish: Idris and Sabrina Elba put on a chic display, as actor Damson Idris stood between the couple
Nailed it: While Sabrina, who donned a figure hugging abstract designed dress, smiled alongside Jourdan Dunn
Cute: Stylish couple Idris and Serena put on a loved up display for the evening
Describing the recovery as ‘psychologically intense’ he explained he had always had problems with his eyesight.
He told The BBC’s Amol Rajan: ‘But what I’ve also learned is… you don’t need perfect vision to create. You don’t need 20/20 vision to see images.
‘So that’s the irony of it: though I have bad eyesight, I’m still able to create images that people seem to resonate with.’
When he was 16 Edward was spotted on public transport by stylist Simon Foxton, who told him he could be a model, and he began shooting with photographers for i-D magazine.
Wow: Jourdan showed off her model figure in a stunning feather-adorned black gown
Understated: Designer Stella (left) went for an oversized blazer, as she paired the ensemble with sheer black tights and pointed-toe heels
Industry A-list: While American model Kristen McMenamy was also in attendance, as she struck a pose with Kate
All-black: The model layered an oversized jacket on top of a textured catsuit – with her never-ending locks styled in a wave
After assisting the magazine’s fashion director Beth Summers, Edward gained more experience and when Summers left her position shortly before the model’s 18th birthday, he was asked to step into her role, becoming the youngest ever fashion director for an international publication.
However the job came at a price as Edward had been skipping classes at the University of Goldsmiths in order to pursue his career. When his father found out about this, he threw him out of the house and the pair didn’t speak for 15 years.
Edward married creative director Alex Maxwell in a star-studded ceremony in February this year.
Edward also addressed speculation about whether he would step into the shoes of fellow Brit Anna Wintour, 72, to take the helm at American Vogue when she eventually steps down after first taking editorship in 1988.
Although he said he is ‘so happy’ running British Vogue, he added: ‘You never know what the future holds.’
Hollywood: And It wasn’t just fashion industry stars, as actor Riz Ahmed joined the exclusive list of stars
Couple: Donning a burgundy two-piece with a black T-shirt, he attended with wife Fatima Farheen Mirza
Pals: Sinead Burke and Salma posed for a snap together at the bash
(L to R) Idris Elba, Sabrina Elba, Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Smart: British-German photographer Count Nikolai Von Bismarck went for a smart look in a black suit for the event
Dapper: While Russell Tovey and Steve Brockman put on a suave display for the evening
Suited: Laura Bailey stunned in an oversized two-piece suit, complete with a white shirt and dark tie
Glimmering: Jameela Jamil went for a glamorous black and gold sequin suit at the event
Colour theme: Activist Malala Yousafzai went for a blue and white ensemble for the evening, paired with barely-there black heels
Her plus one: Malala bought her husband Asser Malik, a general manager at the Pakistan Cricket Board. The couple married in November
Close: Malala posed for photos with the party’s host Edward inside the famous London hotel
Trendy: Clara Amfo showed off her sense of style in a pair of leather trousers, teamed with a plunging corset and cropped blazer