To mark the opening of the new Annabel’s London, the Club has announced a cultural committee to help shape the identity of the Mayfair members’ club and restaurant
To mark the opening of the new Annabel’s London, the Club has announced a cultural committee to help shape the identity of the Mayfair members’ club and restaurant. Annabel’s will move two doors down from 44 to 46 Berkeley Square later this year.
The New Annabel’s Club, London
After more than 50 years in the heart of Mayfair, Annabel’s is moving two doors down to 46 Berkeley Square. To mark the relaunch, the club has put together a cultural committee of creative forces, made up of some of the biggest name in the creative industries.
Sitting on the Cultural Committee will be iconic photographer Mario Testino, Best Selling Writer Derek Blasberg, Make-Up Artist Charlotte Tilbury and Contemporary Art Curator Hikari Yokoyama.
Mario Testino © Barwerd van der Plas
Testino will act as Creative Counsel, working with Martin Brudnizki and the Annabel’s team in advising on aspects of the atmosphere and setting the tone for the generation of today.
The photographer will collaborate with Hikari Yokoyama, the Club’s Contemporary Art Director, on a modern-day version of the Annabel’s Triptych; a piece painted by John Ward to celebrate the Club’s 20th anniversary featuring the Club’s founding members. The 2017 version will feature some of Annabel’s most influential members.
‘It is amazing to be involved in the creative process of reimagining such an iconically British institution. I have many fantastic memories of the nights I’ve spent at Annabel’s, and I’m excited to be part of her next chapter.’ – Mario Testino
Annabel’s Club History
Over the last 50 years, Annabel’s has hosted guests including royalty, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, Jack Nicholson, Elizabeth Taylor and Leonardo DiCaprio. Despite the planned move, the original Annabel’s at 44 Berkeley Square will remain open until the launch of the new Club.
‘Over the decades Annabel’s has hosted a veritable who’s who of the fashion elite,” said Derek Blasberg. “It’s a place that is synonymous with great taste, indulgence and fabulous style. In a place like Annabel’s it’s impossible to feel – and look – anything but spectacular and I’m thrilled to be offering my creative input.’ – Derek Blasberg, who will help the club create a new dress code
Charlotte Tilbury will take the role of Beauty Director at Annabel’s, advising on the ladies powder rooms and creating beauty looks for the female members of staff throughout the Club.