On & Around the Street

INSIDE JIMMY CHOO’S DKMS COCKTAIL PARTY

HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Alice Naylor-Leyland
HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Alice Naylor-Leyland

Last night Jimmy Choo used its glamorous clout to support a worthwhile cause. Pierre Denis, Jimmy Choo chief executive, DKMS Global Ambassador Katharina Harf and Alice Naylor-Leyland hosted a cocktail party at the brand’s Sloane Street in support of global charity DKMS, which is dedicated to the fight against blood cancer.

They were joined by guests including Her Royal Highness Beatrice of York, Tania Fares, Hum Flemming, Lydia Forte, stylist Olivia Buckingham, Kim Hersov, Yasmin Mills, Elisabeth Murdoch, artist Keith Tyson and Amber Le Bon.

Amber Le Bon
Amber Le Bon

DKMS has registered more than 6.5 million blood stem cell donors worldwide, including over 200,000 people in the UK.

Katharina was just a teenager when her mother developed blood cancer. Her father founded DKMS – the German Bone Marrow Donor Center – and Katharina went on to study at Harvard before co-founding DKMS USA. Now, the young mother fights for blood cancer patients worldwide and is devoted to the cause of the non-profit organisation, which has become the largest stem cell donor centre in the world.

“DKMS is a charity that Jimmy Choo has supported over recent years,” said Mr Dennis. “Katharina Harf is the pioneering founder of the DKMS charity and has done incredible work for this important cause”

Jimmy Choo donated all profits from sales made during the evening to DKMS.

You can donate to DKMS here.

Jimmy Choo is at 32 Sloane St, London, SW1X 9NR.

Tania Fares and Kim Hersov
Tania Fares and Kim Hersov
Katharina Harf
Katharina Harf
Hum Flemming
Hum Flemming
Lydia Forte
Lydia Forte
Katharina Harf and Elisabeth Murdoch