Last week the Philips de Pury gallery in Central London hosted the Polo Jeans Co's Art Stars exhibition and auction to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. A night of complete success with many a celeb in attendance including, the fabulous fashion designer Matthew Williamson, HRH Princess Beatrice and Razorlight's front man Johnny Borrell with girlfriend and ‘model of the moment’ (with gorgeous tresses) Edie Campbell.
The event began with guests roaming the gallery enjoying champagne, cocktails and canapés, while they made decisions on what they should bid on from the silent auction. Then followed the live auction for the three dimensional spectacularly designed stars that were inspired by America's iconic stars and stripes. The creative masterpieces were designed and created by over 40 contemporary international artists using materials that included American denim. Proceeds from the evening benefited a very good cause - the Teenage Cancer Trust which will help improve the treatment and care of teenagers as well as building specialist units in NHS hospitals.
At around 9pm, Johnny Borrell (in his signature and now standard skin tight jeans) accompanied by his new band took to the stage to reel off a succession of Razorlight hits including my favourite, 'Golden Touch' along with some new material. He was joined on stage by his best friend and guitarist for Florence and the Machine for the finale performance. Having seen Johnny perform at the front of Razorlight a number of times before, this intimate performance was his best. His voice is amazing and his stage presence represents his reputation of being a quirky, rock ‘n’ roll artist. The crowd loved the performance and the evening was left a buzzing success.