168 CHRONICLE The pick of the season’s parties
So popular was Town & Country’s private view of the Vivien Leigh Collection that Sotheby’s staff had to call in emergency extra supplies of Ruinart Champagne. Joely Richardson, Nicky Haslam and Lady Violet Manners were among hundreds of guests keen to catch a glimpse of the actress’ treasures, including couture gowns, diamond jewellery and paintings such as Winston Churchill’s Study of Roses, which fetched more than £600,000 in the auction the following day.
justine picardie, lord dalmeny and joely richardson lady violet manners lord and lady gage nicky haslam helena lee lydia slater catriona gray and crumble frances christie
jill dawson martha ward justine picardie and julian fellowes lauren cuthbertson joely richardson rowan pelling, lady eyre and hermione eyre