The stars were out in force last night to support Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter Mary at an exhibition of her photographs.
A-list stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Elle Macpherson joined Sir Paul, his girlfriend Nancy Shevell and designer daughter Stella at the Natural History Museum in London.
And the starry guest list didn’t stop there, the McCartneys long-time friend Lulu turned up, as well as pop star Jamelia, rock offspring Georgia May Jagger and models Laura Bailey, Erin O’Connor and Jade Parfitt.
Fashionable friends: Actress Kate Hudson and designer Stella McCartney arrived together at the exhibition of the latter’s sister Mary’s photographs at the Natural History Museum
Gwyneth Paltrow and Elle Macpherson went for sombre tones at the exhibition
The event, entitled 30 Days Of Fashion, included 30 images taken by Mary to celebrate British fashion and beauty and coincided with London Fashion Week, which kicked off on Sunday.
Leaving her husband Alasdhair Willis in care of their three young children, Stella’s date for the night was Hollywood pal Kate Hudson, who turns up in loose-fitting metallic number and high-heels.
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Stella, 37, added a bit of colour to her plain black and white outfit with a pair of royal blue velvet heels.
Kate, 29, had flown in from Los Angeles earlier that day after attending the U.S. premiere of her latest film My Best Friend’s Girl on Monday night.
The actress is set to spend a majority of the remainder of the year in the U.K. as she films her role in upcoming movie musical Nine, which also stars Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz and Daniel Day-Lewis.
The event marked a big step in the burgeoning romance between Sir Paul and American heiress Nancy, who started dating at the end of last year.
Nancy’s attendance at a family function shows she has been accepted by Sir Paul’s children, who were reported to have had a troubled relationship with his ex-wife Heather Mills.
While the couple refrained from posing together on the red carpet, they happily posed together inside the event.
Singing stars: A suited Lulu quaffed champagne on the red carpet, while pop star Jamelia showed off her amazing legs in a black mini-dress
The exhibition included images of Kate Moss with cream crackers and Branston pickle, sister Stella riding one of her beloved horses, fashion queen Dame Vivienne Westwood and model Lily Cole.
Six of these images were auctioned off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity close to the Mary’s heart after her mother Linda McCartney died of the disease.
She said: ‘Losing my mother prematurely has had a profound impact on my life in that it has made me appreciate the people around me.
‘As a photographer herself, she was my inspiration. I remember looking through her contact sheets as a child and being fascinated. Our styles are similar.