Party princess Pippa Middleton shimmers in a little black dress as the guest of honour at London club launch - Seasoned partygoer Pippa Middleton showed no sign of hanging up her heels to hibernate for the winter like the rest of the UK as she arrived in style at London's latest club opening.
The brunette stuck to a wardrobe classic, upping the glamour factor in a shimmering LBD as she rubbed shoulders with the aristocratic stars of the city's club scene, models and club owners at the party which took over an entire West London square last night.
29-year-old Pippa made sure she was perfectly prepared for the event, getting ready at the Goring hotel in Knightsbridge, the same place she stayed with sister Kate on the eve of the royal wedding.
Pippa lets her hair down in the Morton's marquee in the Berkeley Square gardens
The event (a £100 per ticket shindig if you are not social royalty like Pippa) was to celebrate the launch of 2&8 at Morton's and featured canapés by London restaurants Umu, The Greenhouse and Cassis and - of course - buckets of Moet champagne and Asahi beer for the boys.
The gardens of Berkeley Square were transformed into a stylish nightclub for the party with DJs Sam Young and London Beats entertaining the well-dressed crowd who then piled out of the garden marquee and in to the actual club for a VIP after party.
Pippa prepared for the party at the exclusive Goring hotel where she spent the night with sister Kate before the royal wedding
The brunette chose an all black outfit featuring a beaded cocktail dress and a tuxedo jacket for her friends club launch
As well as Pippa and brother James the guest list - a whose who of London's elite party people - included Ben Goldsmith, Amber Le Bon, Jodie Kidd, Otis Ferry, Edie Campbell and Cressida Bonas.
Keep calm and carry on partying ... Pippa brushes her hair away from her face as she arrives at the event
Pippa Middleton shows the strain of all that partying as she leaves the after party at Morton's 2 & 8 Club in London's Mayfair
|Ben Goldsmith is a Morton's regular|
Ben Goldsmith is a Morton's regular
|Cressida Bonas dresses down for the party|
Cressida Bonas dresses down for the party
|Model Jodie Kidd in faux fur and flats|
Model Jodie Kidd in faux fur and flats
THE NIGHTLIFE A-TEAM BEHIND MORTON'S 2&8
Owners Jake Parkinson-Smith, Carlo Carello and Marlon Abela pictured with Dylan Jones at the launch party
Joining as partners for the latest venture, Jake Parkinson-Smith and Carlo Carello bring experience and an enviable address book having hosted some of the world’s most influential and glamorous people from Royalty to Rihanna.
Jake Parkinson-Smith trained at The Savoy before launching two highly successful and profitable London night clubs - The Stork Rooms in 2001 with Marco Pierre White and Piers Adams and Boujis in 2002.
Carlo, worked as Head of International Development for Ministry of Sound and Hed Kandi for two years, successfully opening clubs in Singapore and Beijing, before leaving to work for Boujis in 2008.
Marlon Abela, the owner of Morton’s club said:
'We refurbished Morton’s, have built a stylish new membership and 2&8 will further strengthen the very strong Mayfair private members’ club that we have created.' ( dailymail.co.uk )
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