On a rainy Saturday evening in London, Editor-in-Chief of A Rabbit’s Foot Charles Finch kicked off the first of his 24th annual pre-BAFTA parties, co-hosted with CHANEL. After more than three decades hosting ‘The Night Before’ party, which is followed later in the year by its Oscar counterpart, the glamorous party is a staple of awards season and a place of commemoration for the most celebrated stars in Hollywood and beyond.

Taking place once again at London’s prestigious 5 Hertford Street Club in Mayfair, ‘The Night Before…BAFTA’ saw the best of the past year laugh, share a drink or two, and cut loose together before one of the biggest film events of the year.

Among attendees were Barbie’s Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig (with partner Noah Baumbach) and Emma Mackey. Maestro’s Carey Mulligan, Oppenheimer’s Emily Blunt and designer Tom Ford. Saltburn‘s Emerald Fennell, Richard E Grant, Alison Oliver and Archie Madekwe all turned out for the occasion. Director Sam Taylor Johnson came alongside her husband Aaron Taylor Johnson, with Marisa Abela, star of her upcoming biopic Amy also in attendance. Other guests included: Anatomy of a Fall’s Sandra Huller and Justine Triet, James Norton, Douglas Booth and Bel Powey, Lucy Boynton, Alexa Chung, Tom Ackerley, The Holdovers’s Paul Giamatti, Alexander Payne, Da’Vine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sessa, Sir Bob Geldof, Marcus Mumford, Joel Edgerton, Samantha Morton, Zawe Ashton and many others.

Dressed for the occasion by CHANEL were Margot Robbie, Greta Bellamacina, Laura Bailey, Ellie Bamber, Marisa Abela, Gala Gordon, Antonia Desplat, Savanah Leaf, Greta Gerwig, Sandra Hüller, Clara Rugaard, Poppy Delevingne, Lucy Boynton, Sam Taylor Johnson, Bel Powley, Vivian Oparah, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emilia Clark, Catriona Balfe, Nico Parker and Alexa Chung.

Carey Mulligan, James Norton, Marcus Mumford © Darren Gerrish
Emily Blunt and Tom Ford © Darren Gerrish
Charles Finch, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley © Darren Gerrish
Christian Louboutin and Elie Bamber © Greg Williams
Margot Robbie © Greg Williams
Sandra Huller © Greg Williams
Regé-Jean Page © Greg Williams
Lucy Boynton © Greg Williams
Bob Geldof © Greg Williams
Dominic Sessa © Greg Williams
Aaron and Sam Taylor Johnson © Greg Williams
Barbie Kyagulanyi and Bobi Wine © Greg Williams
Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Marisa Abela © Greg Williams
Archie Madekwe © Greg Williams
Greta Gerwig and Kristen Scott Thomas © Greg Williams
Da’Vine Joy Randolph © Darren Gerrish
Alexa Chung © Darren Gerrish
Savanah Leaf, Molly Manning Walker and Vivian Oparah © Darren Gerrish
Richard E Grant © Darren Gerrish
Kristen Scott Thomas, Jemima Khan and Tom Hollander © Darren Gerrish
Lily Allen © Darren Gerrish
Carey Mulligan © Darren Gerrish
Isla Fisher © Darren Gerrish
Sandy Powell © Darren Gerrish
Emerald Fennell © Darren Gerrish
Margot Robbie © Darren Gerrish
Emma Mackey and Nico Parker © Darren Gerrish
Bel Powley and Douglas Booth © Darren Gerrish