Mick Jagger, girlfriend L’Wren Scott, Kate Moss, Rebecca Wang and Daphne Guinness were among the A-List names who turned out for the Hyde Park Serpentine Summer Party, a gala leading up to the Wimbledon fortnight that raises funds for the Serpentine Gallery.
Among other patrons attending the event were writer and critic Bonnie Greer, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and husband and fellow actor Matthew Broderick.
The party, held yesterday (June 26th) at Kensington Gardens, is on par with the Chelsea Flower Show and Ascot as one of London’s quintessential outdoor summer society events.
The annual fundraiser supports the Serpentine Gallery and its programs. Gallery Director Julia Peyton-Jones and Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist were co-hosts of this years gala, along with the chairman of party organizing committee Tim Jefferies. Scott, a stylist and fashion designer also held the honor.
Greer, recently elected Chancellor for Kingston University, has also served as deputy chair at the British Museum, as well as on the boards of the Royal Opera House and the London Film School.
Wang is a patron to the Tate Modern, the National Gallery and The Serpentine. She is also a member of both the Academy Circle for BAFTA, and the Director Circle for the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The gallery is one of London’s best-known and loved art venues. Housed in a tea house pavilion in the center of Hyde Park and close to the lake from which it takes its name, the gallery enjoys an international reputation. It attracts up to 800,000 visitors a year.