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DINNER WITH MOURET: ES, the London Evening Standard’s weekly magazine, hosted an intimate dinner at the Connaught’s new Espelette restaurant in London last week in honor of Roland Mouret. The crowd was a mix of retailers, writers, and plain old Mouret fans including Jemima Khan, Sheherazade Goldsmith, Samantha Cameron, Toby Rowland, Alannah Weston, Alain and Charlotte de Botton, Camilla Al-Fayed, Joan Burstein, Jonathan Saunders, Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore.
Two guests, however, defiantly chose not to wear Mouret for the evening. “I keep telling Roland to make dresses with sleeves!” said Burstein with a sly smile over a plate of roast chicken and macaroni and cheese. Khan, wearing Nathan Jenden, said. “I’m sure he’s sick of seeing me in his dresses, so I opted for something different.” — Samantha Conti