On the evening of Monday 20th November 2023, over 400 creatives, executives, and influencers from across the luxury sector arrived on the blue carpet to celebrate at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023. The ceremony, which took place beneath the glittering chandeliers of The Ballroom at The Dorchester in London's Mayfair, was hosted by actor Lydia West and attended by guests including Sabrina Elba, Malachi Kirby, Emma Dabiri, June Sarpong, Gareth Pugh, Charlie Casely-Hayford.
Winners of the evening included craft-focused furniture-maker Matthew Cox, lab-grown gemstone high jewellery house Anabela Chan, and Torsten Müller-Ötvös, in recognition of his visionary direction of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars throughout his tenure as CEO.
Our highest accolade of the evening, British Luxury Brand of the Year was received by Boodles, presented by Lady Amelia Spencer and Lisa Grainger of Times Luxury.
> See all the winners at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023 here
> See all the blue carpet arrivals at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023 here
The black tie event began with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner featuring burrata with Jerusalem artichoke, followed by corn-fed chicken with truffle jus, and finished with a raspberry and fig tart with olive oil and raspberry sorbet, accompanied by wine from Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Gift bags were filled with kind contributions from a range of Walpole members, including self-care products from Brands of Tomorrow, AKT London and MONPURE, with additional gifts from Neal's Yard Remedies, Charbonnel et Walker, and Fortnum & Mason, among others.
Wildabout provided flowers and foliage to dress The Ballroom in coral and blue, pink and green to echo the schemes of the Walpole Book of British Luxury 2023/2024, designed by Wedgwood. Music for the evening was provided by ALR Music, with a string quartet welcoming guests, in addition to a spectacular show piece which concluded the awards ceremony and guided guests into the afterparty where a DJ and live band, the ALR Live Experience, kept everyone dancing into the small hours.
A final thanks to our category sponsors: Elite Associates, Investec, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT), Mischon de Reya, Laurent Perrier, Moneypenny, WOLF, and Times Luxury.
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Photos by Colin Dack. colindackphotography.com