Last Night in London: Emma Corrin pops in Oliviers balloon dress, and Tems hits new heights on the roof

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Glimpse inside the capital’s hottest parties and catch up with the chicest each week with Last Night in London – our new party page updated after every great bash.

From the early hours at Chiltern Firehouse to heady nights at The Standard or posh nosh at The V&A, we have your lowdown on the laughs, the looks and the dedicated scenesters making London nightlife electric.

The World’s a Stage

Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne (Getty Images for SOLT)
Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne (Getty Images for SOLT)

The bash: A warm Sunday evening saw theatre’s great and good gather at The Royal Albert Hall for the Olivier Awards – the British stage’s answer to the Oscars.

The crowd: Amongst the West End darlings du jour – Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley of Cabaret, Lily Allen of 2:22 A Ghost Story and Sheila Atim of Constellations – came some more unexpected faces. Stacey Dooley arrived with her boyfriend and Strictly Come Dancing partner Kevin Clifton, while Steps star Faye Tozer made a leopard print heavy appearance.

Emma Corrin (Dave Benett)
Emma Corrin (Dave Benett)

The looks: There was only one outfit everyone was talking about: Emma Corrin in the AW22 Loewe balloon dress. Hot off creative director Jonathan Anderson’s catwalk, The Crown actor made a stark statement with a humorous, nude colour balloon print frock, complete with a plastic balloon bra worn on top and blow up black boots. Looner or loony? We are fans.

Loewe AW22 (Loewe)
Loewe AW22 (Loewe)

The lowdown: Eddie Redmayne looked every inch the Eton alumni in his posh-to-trot Ralph Lauren tux and cream trousers. His boarding days will have likely been on his mind as he collected the best actor in a musical award for his portrayal of Emcee – Cabaret was one of the first plays he performed in as an Etonian schoolboy. Practice makes perfect.

Meet on the Roof

Tems (Rowben Lantion Photography’)
Tems (Rowben Lantion Photography’)

The bash: A music-heavy set charged to the eleventh floor of The Standard Hotel for the spring opening of its rooftop, where weary guests topped up from Friday night with the help of margaritas on tap.

The crowd: In a sea of 300, pockets of friends squeezed into booths to take in views of the city. DJ Jords took to the decks, while models Jess Alexander and Sienna King giggled, and writer Yomi Adegoke enjoyed the unlimited sparkling vino.

The looks: Harris Reed at Chet Lo, upcoming designers who have studios at the hotel, left their sewing machines and let their locks down. Both kept it simple but chic, Reed in demerara sugar shade tailoring, while Lo rocked a white trench. Dua Lipa’s sister Rina also turned heads in an asymmetric top and olive green puffer to beat the wind – but the best dressed were the pooches who came in Prada.

Chet Lo and Harris Reed (Rowben Lantion Photography)
Chet Lo and Harris Reed (Rowben Lantion Photography)

The lowdown: As guests triple parked themselves with cranberry cocktails, the scent of summer was in the air. Nigerian singing sensation Tems performed to the backdrop of St Pancras, before the sun set and guests charged down for some debauchery in the hotel club Sweeties.

Scroll the gallery above for the best party pictures this week in London

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