Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Preview Party

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition preview party is a highlight of the London summer events calendar. Drawing a crowd of the great and the good of both the art and entertainment worlds, the fundraising event in support the Royal Academy Schools – the oldest art school in Britain – celebrates the opening of the Summer Exhibition, which was first set up in 1768. This year, the exhibition is curated by Eileen Cooper and counts 1,200 works among its hallowed walls. Among those attending the summer event and stepping out on the orange, yellow and electric blue carpet were Florence Welch, Tracey Emin, Daisy Lowe, Nick Grimshaw, Dakota Blue Richards, Pearl Mackie, Ellie Bamber and Josh Hartnett.

View all John Nassari’s photos from the event here

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