At the delectable Kensington Roof Gardens last night, tennis beauties mixed with the tailored glamour and chiselled jaws of Ralph Lauren’s most handsome ambassadors. To kick-off the pinnacle of the British tennis season at SW19 next week, Ralph Lauren came together with the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in a perfectly conceived partnership to host the annual WTA’s pre-Wimbledon party in London.
Earlier that day, WTA girls got an ultimate Ralph makeover thanks to the racks of the designer’s luxe collections. Venus Williams wore a pre-Fall Black Label platinum satin tuxedo silk dress, while Serena Williams donned a Spring 09 Ralph Lauren Collection gold sequin pants with white top. Vera Zvonareva chose a platinum satin silk dress from pre-Fall, while Elena Dementieva showcased an owl neck dress from the Black Label. Brit star Anne Keothavong meanwhile took a liking to gold lace embroidered number from the Spring 09 collection.
All attended the party at Kensington Roof Gardens along with venue host and owner Sir Richard Branson (with Holly and Sam in tow), a selection of the London Social Set, a sprinkling of TV and music faces and of course players, coaches and their associated entourages.
Guests were treated to an impressive array of summer barbeque goodies accompanied by seared tuna, poached salmon and bean salad, followed by strawberries & cream and mini chocolate tarts. All washed down with a specially Wimbledon-themed cocktail menu (cute). Then we danced it all off on the dancefloor ’til the wee small hours.
Safe to say, from the fabulous blazers and striking pinstripes modelled by all the staff and Tour hosts across the evening, I think I know what’s now top of the birthday list next month.
Great job Ralph – when’s the next one?