Serpentine Summer Party 2023: Ellie Goulding, Jourdan Dunn, Diane Kruger shun bright


A slew of celebrities from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business descend on London’s Serpentine Galleries every year to raise funds for a variety of exhibitions.

And chic glamour was the name of the game on Tuesday as Ellie Goulding, Jourdan Dunn, Diane Kruger and Lady Mary Charteris led the star-studded arrivals at the event.

Pop star Ellie, 36, stunned in a unique black PVC off-the-shoulder dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline for the evening.

Model Jourdan, 32, cut a statuesque figure as she posed on arrival in a black and silver dress with a thigh-high split and cut out panels, while German actress, Diane, 46, opted for a unique black mini with a puff tulle skirt.

Meanwhile, model Lady Mary, 36, looked stunning in an off-the-shoulder sheer silver dress.

Singer Ellie struck a casual pose on the red carpet, leaving her hands in the pockets of her PVC skirt.

The garment reached down to her ankles, leaving her black heels on show underneath, while above she gave a glimpse at her midriff with the top section finishing above her waist.

She wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty features while her long blonde hair tumbled down over her shoulders.

Ellie was seen posing with her husband Caspar Jopling at the event, with the art dealer wearing a grey suit and a white shirt that he left open at the collar.

The pair posed with Caspar’s art dealer father Jay Jopling, 60, who dressed in a black suit and white shirt for the evening.

Jourdan looked sensational as she posed at the event, with the black section her one shoulder dress moving across to feature a longer section to one side.

She put on a very leggy display with the dress featuring a large thigh-high split on the opposite side, while the outfit featured some glittered silver material that wrapped around and dropped down at the back.

Diane ensured she stood out from the crowd for the night in a unique black puff mini dress with a sheer panel.

Stunning: Pop star Ellie, 36, stunned in a unique black PVC off-the-shoulder dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline for the evening

Stunning: Pop star Ellie, 36, stunned in a unique black PVC off-the-shoulder dress with a plunging sweetheart neckline for the evening

In style: The garment reached down to her ankles, leaving her black heels on show underneath, while above she gave a glimpse at her midriff with the top section finishing above her wais

She wore lashings of make-up to highlight her pretty features while her long blonde hair tumbled down over her shoulders

In style: The garment reached down to her ankles, leaving her black heels on show underneath, while above she gave a glimpse at her midriff with the top section finishing above her wais

Fashionista: Ellie glanced back over her shoulder as she posed in the gardens of the Serpentine Gallery

Fashionista: Ellie glanced back over her shoulder as she posed in the gardens of the Serpentine Gallery

Happy couple: Ellie was seen posing with her husband Caspar Jopling at the event, with the art dealer wearing a grey suit and a white shirt that he left open at the collar

Happy couple: Ellie was seen posing with her husband Caspar Jopling at the event, with the art dealer wearing a grey suit and a white shirt that he left open at the collar

Family affiar: The pair posed with Caspar's art dealer father Jay Jopling, 60, who dressed in a black suit and white shirt for the evening

Family affiar: The pair posed with Caspar’s art dealer father Jay Jopling, 60, who dressed in a black suit and white shirt for the evening

Edgy: Ellie looked sensational in the edgy look and all eyes were on her

Edgy: Ellie looked sensational in the edgy look and all eyes were on her 

The garment featured a low cut sweetheart neckline and detached black sleeves, while she wore a pair of edgy leather high-heeled boots with silver toe caps.

She completed her look by wearing a black flower on her neck, while she wore lashings of make-up to complete her look.

Meanwhile, Lady Mary looked sensational in a floor-length sequinned silver dress, making the most of her incredibly fit physique.

She matched the off the shoulder number with a black handbag which featured a cute silver bow on the front.

One of London’s most acclaimed events, The Serpentine Summer Party raises essential funds for exhibitions, architecture, education, live and digital programmes, celebrating all those who enable the Serpentine Galleries’ work.

The event is set in the grassed grounds of the Serpentine art gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens.

Strike a pose: Jourdan looked sensational as she posed at the event, with the black section her one shoulder dress moving across to feature a longer section to one side

Strike a pose: Jourdan looked sensational as she posed at the event, with the black section her one shoulder dress moving across to feature a longer section to one side

Working it: She put on a very leggy display with the dress featuring a large thigh-high split on the opposite side, while the outfit featured some glittered silver material that wrapped around and dropped down at the back

Jourdan flashed a broad smile as she made her way into the event

Working it: She put on a very leggy display with the dress featuring a large thigh-high split on the opposite side, while the outfit featured some glittered silver material that wrapped around and dropped down at the back

Fashion focus: Her dress featured a length of silver sequinned material which hung down the back of her garment

Fashion focus: Her dress featured a length of silver sequinned material which hung down the back of her garment

Sheer beauty: Jourdan looked stunning as she made her way inside after posing for pictures

Work of art: The model showed off the tattoos on her arms as she posed at the bash, opting for some dazzling jewellery for the evening

Sheer beauty: Jourdan looked stunning as she made her way inside after posing for pictures

Star quality: She opted for a pair of sequinned shoes which boosted her height as she struck a number of poses while in a playful mood

Star quality: She opted for a pair of sequinned shoes which boosted her height as she struck a number of poses while in a playful mood

Glitterati: Jourdan could be seen posing with socialite and fashion model Emma Weymouth who wore a bright orange dress with a feathered trim

Glitterati: Jourdan could be seen posing with socialite and fashion model Emma Weymouth who wore a bright orange dress with a feathered trim

Famous friends: The pair struck a pose for awaiting photographers and laughed as they stood alongside one another

Famous friends: The pair struck a pose for awaiting photographers and laughed as they stood alongside one another

Flower power: Model Ikram Abdi Omar looked stunning in a yellow and pink floral print dress as she posed with Jourdan at the event

Flower power: Model Ikram Abdi Omar looked stunning in a yellow and pink floral print dress as she posed with Jourdan at the event

Fame game: (L-R) Pritika Swarup, Diane Kruger, Jourdan Dunn, David Koma and Emma Weymouth all appeared in good spirits as they posed together

Fame game: (L-R) Pritika Swarup, Diane Kruger, Jourdan Dunn, David Koma and Emma Weymouth all appeared in good spirits as they posed together

This the annual event often welcomes a host of big name celebrities, art lovers, hotel magnates and aristocrats.

Pop stars, fashion designers and business moguls also make a welcome appearance the event each year.

In the past, royal guests including Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Lady Amelia Windsor have also been in attendance.

American tennis player Venus Williams, 43, showed off her chic sense of style in a knee-length black dress with silver beaded detail.

She wore a pair of matching black heels with silver studded detail over the straps, while she displayed her mane of dyed pink hair swept to one side. 

Looking good: Diane ensured she stood out from the crowd for the night in a unique black puff mini dress with a sheer panel

Fashion forward: The garment featured a low cut sweetheart neckline and detached black sleeves

Looking good: Diane ensured she stood out from the crowd for the night in a unique black puff mini dress with a sheer panel

In the detail: . She completed her look by wearing a black flower on her neck, while she wore lashings of make-up to complete her look

In the detail: . She completed her look by wearing a black flower on her neck, while she wore lashings of make-up to complete her look

 

Legs 11: She wore a pair of edgy leather high-heeled boots with silver toe caps

Legs 11: She wore a pair of edgy leather high-heeled boots with silver toe caps

Style: She layered the raunchy look with a tailored black tuxedo jacket

Style: She layered the raunchy look with a tailored black tuxedo jacket

Style: She layered the raunchy look with a tailored black tuxedo jacket 

Famous friends: Diane grabbed a snap with fashion designer David Koma

Famous friends: Diane grabbed a snap with fashion designer David Koma

Sensational: American tennis player Venus Williams, 43, showed off her chic sense of style in a knee-length black dress with silver beaded detail

She wore a pair of matching black heels with silver studded detail over the straps

Sensational: American tennis player Venus Williams, 43, showed off her chic sense of style in a knee-length black dress with silver beaded detail

Accessorising: She wore her mane of pink hair to one side and opted for a pair of sparkling hoop earrings for the evening

Accessorising: She wore her mane of pink hair to one side and opted for a pair of sparkling hoop earrings for the evening

Friends in high places: Venus was seen grinning as she had her picture taken with model Emma Weymouth

Friends in high places: Venus was seen grinning as she had her picture taken with model Emma Weymouth

Pose:The ladies posed with other guests at the swanky event

Pose:The ladies posed with other guests at the swanky event 

Time to go! Venus and Emma certainly made for a glamorous duo as they exited the party

Time to go! Venus and Emma certainly made for a glamorous duo as they exited the party

Model behaviour: Elsewhere, Pixie Geldof opted for a pink babydoll dress for the evening, with the garment being cinched in at the waist

Pixie flicked a victory sign as she made her way into the event after posing for pictures

Model behaviour: Elsewhere, Pixie Geldof opted for a pink babydoll dress for the evening, with the garment being cinched in at the waist

Playful: She struck a number of poses on arrival while she wore a pair of pink high-heeled shoes and carried a white bag in the shape of a bow

Playful: She struck a number of poses on arrival while she wore a pair of pink high-heeled shoes and carried a white bag in the shape of a bow

All dressed up: Her dress featured some silver mirrored detail below the neckline and it had a pink crossover ribbon at the front

All dressed up: Her dress featured some silver mirrored detail below the neckline and it had a pink crossover ribbon at the front

Pals: (L-R) Georgia May Jagger, Aimee Phillips and Pixie were seen posing together at the bash

Pals: (L-R) Georgia May Jagger, Aimee Phillips and Pixie were seen posing together at the bash

Sensational: Lori Harvey turned up the glamour in a gold dress with racy split

Sensational: Lori Harvey turned up the glamour in a gold dress with racy split 

Couple: She was joined by her British actor beau Damson Idris

Couple: She was joined by her British actor beau Damson Idris 

Dapper: Andrew Garfield rocked a smart suit for the big night

Dapper: Andrew Garfield rocked a smart suit for the big night 

Trainers: He layered the tailored jacket over a crisp white shirt and slipped his feet into bright white trainers

Trainers: He layered the tailored jacket over a crisp white shirt and slipped his feet into bright white trainers 

Guests: (L-R) Gabriel Massan and Andrew Garfield

Guests: (L-R) Gabriel Massan and Andrew Garfield

Leggy: American actress Natasha Leon put on a very leggy display in a black and white mini-dress complete with knee-high socks

Leggy: American actress Natasha Leon put on a very leggy display in a black and white mini-dress complete with knee-high socks

Glam: She sported a radiant palette of make-up and wore her auburn in a stylish bouffant

Glam: She sported a radiant palette of make-up and wore her auburn in a stylish bouffant  

Vamp it up! Lena Dunham opted for an eye-catching black satin and velvet look

Besties! She was joined a female pal for the party

Vamp it up! Lena Dunham opted for an eye-catching black satin and velvet look as she joined a female pal for the party

Looking good! Lennon Gallagher was joined by his girlfriend Isobel Richmond for the event

Looking good! Lennon Gallagher was joined by his girlfriend Isobel Richmond for the event

Spitting image: He looked just like his father and Oasis rocker Liam

Spitting image: He looked just like his father and Oasis rocker Liam 

The model wore a pair of pink shoes to add a few inches to her stature and carried a white bag in the shape of a bow.

Orlando Bloom looked stylish as he posed at the event in a smart grey vest and a pair of matching trousers.

He wore a pair of black boots and opted for some blue-tinted sunglasses, with the actor sporting a healthy tan.

The star posed with designer Sir Paul Smith who wore a navy blue shirt while jokingly checking out the size of Orlando’s biceps.

Elsewhere, Pixie Geldof opted for a pink babydoll dress for the evening, with the garment being cinched in at the waist.

It featured mirrored silver decoration below the neckline with a pink crossover ribbon to the front.

Dapper chap: Orlando Bloom looked stylish as he posed at the event in a smart grey vest and a pair of matching trousers

Dapper chap: Orlando Bloom looked stylish as he posed at the event in a smart grey vest and a pair of matching trousers

Feeling blue? He wore a pair of black boots and opted for some blue-tinted sunglasses, with the actor sporting a healthy tan

Feeling blue? He wore a pair of black boots and opted for some blue-tinted sunglasses, with the actor sporting a healthy tan

Larking about: The star posed with designer Sir Paul Smith who wore a navy blue shirt while jokingly checking out the size of Orlando's biceps

Larking about: The star posed with designer Sir Paul Smith who wore a navy blue shirt while jokingly checking out the size of Orlando’s biceps

Say cheese: (L-R) Minnie Driver, Paul Smith and Orlando Bloom

Say cheese: (L-R) Minnie Driver, Paul Smith and Orlando Bloom

Chic: Actress Minnie looked gorgeous in a strapless black dress with beaded embellishments

Heels: She completed the look with strappy black heels

Chic: Actress Minnie looked gorgeous in a strapless black dress with beaded embellishments 

Brunette beauty: She tied back her dark locks and wore a pair of pearl earrings

Brunette beauty: She tied back her dark locks and wore a pair of pearl earrings 

Flower power: Vogue's Anna Wintour was the epitome of chic in an emerald green floral dress

Trademark: She made sure to wear her famous dark glasses

Flower power: Vogue’s Anna Wintour was the epitome of chic in an emerald green floral dress 

The devil wears... diamonds: She accessorised with strings of colourful diamond necklaces

The devil wears… diamonds: She accessorised with strings of colourful diamond necklaces 

Pink princess: Former model Jackie St Clair commanded attention in a prink ruffled gown

Quirky: She also carried a quirky bag in the shape of a bird

Pink princess: Former model Jackie St Clair commanded attention in a prink ruffled gown 

Off we go! Among those seen leaving the party was actor Justin Theroux

Off we go! Among those seen leaving the party was actor Justin Theroux

Bye! After showing off his impressive muscles Orlando also made his exit

Bye! After showing off his impressive muscles Orlando also made his exit 



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