A Private Sitting in Mayfair

The Secret Winter Gala returned in style, as guests stepped into the pages of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Save the Children’s annual star-studded event raised over £1 million, including match funding from the UK government, to save and transform the lives of children across the world.

Guests including HRH The Princess Royal, Samantha Cameron, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominic West, Poppy Delevingne, Lenny Henry and Erin O’Connor, enjoyed a magical evening of fine dining, theatrical entertainment and fundraising at London’s historic Guildhall.

HRH The Princess Royal with Samantha Cameron

HRH The Princess Royal with Samantha Cameron

An exciting live auction led by Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, Oliver Barker, saw guests bid to win lots, including a trip to the Maldives and Sri Lanka with the opportunity to visit Save the Children’s work, cocktails in Paris with Cara Delevingne, and the chance to be immortalised in The Beano.

Deputy Chairman of Sothebys Europe Oliver Barker

Live Auction led by Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe Oliver Barker

Fashion Artist Marc McGreevy and The May Fair Hotel generously donated a prize to the live auction. The prize included an exclusive portrait sitting by the Artist with a selection of dessert canapés and champagne served in The Salon.

Turning Fashion into an Art Form


The name alone stands for luxury wearable art. Elsa Schiaparelli still attracts, provokes questions and gossip amongst the fashion industry today.

The Fashion Designer has inspired us all. Elsa Schiaparelli has a Suite inspired here at The May Fair Hotel, London. Decorated in lavish riches and of course her favourite colour: Shocking Pink

I have always been fascinated by the designers past. She is one designer that will inspire even the youngest aspiring talent. She is a designer who’s made claim to the sartorial designs that have made her the most experimental designer of her time. A fashion designer who loved Art especially Surrealism.


Elsa Schiaparelli courtesy of VOGUE

Art played an important approach in her design method. Even today I have fun recreating work which pays homage to her name. She is one of the most admired designers people will never stop talking about.

The collections today from Design Director Bertrand Guyon are a display from a team of devoted craftsmen and women. They are simply Schiaparelli Couture at its very best; beautifully crafted. They demonstrate passages of her life, love of art, fashion and people. They will and are forever impeccable. The spirit and magic lives on.

For Art Prints and Private Viewings please contact Matthew Ryan.

e: matthewryan.pa@gmail.com

t: 0794 3933 869

Why not pop into The May Fair Hotel for a pink cocktail?