HomeArts & EntertainmentTV & ShowbizElizabeth Hurley attends Dame Joan Collins' 88th birthday celebration

Elizabeth Hurley attends Dame Joan Collins’ 88th birthday celebration

The stars were out in force on Thursday evening as Dame Joan Collins’ celebrated her milestone 88th birthday and 20th wedding anniversary in unison at London’s Claridge’s hotel. 

The legendary actress was surrounded by industry friends – and at least one old foe – while hosting the event with husband Percy Gibson at the exclusive Mayfair address. 

Those in attendance included Sarah, Duchess of York, X Factor creator Simon Cowell, his glamorous fiancée Lauren Silverman, actress Elizabeth Hurley and her model son Damian.  

Liz, 56, looked stunning in a plunging red gown that fully exposed her cleavage as mother and son made their way inside.   

make way: Simon Cowell and his fiancée Lauren Silverman were also in attendance at the event

Side by side: Elizabeth Hurley and son Damian (L) were joined by Simon Cowell and his fiancée Lauren Silverman (R) on Thursday evening as they helped Dame Joan Collins celebrate her 88th birthday with a host of celebrity friends in London

Good friends: Joan and Percy started the celebrations early on Wednesday as they enjoyed a pre-anniversary party with pals ex Bond girl Susie Vanner, Paul Robinson and Alan Nevins

Good friends: Joan and Percy started the celebrations early on Wednesday as they enjoyed a pre-anniversary party with pals ex Bond girl Susie Vanner, Paul Robinson and Alan Nevins

The stunner added a touch of bling with a sparkling box clutch bag and silver drop earrings, finishing off her stylish look with sleek locks and glossy lips. 

Ensuring he claimed his own share of the spotlight, Damian, 19, looked dapper in a black dinner jacket and matching trousers. 

The young model added to his look with a white waistcoat, shirt and bow-tie as he helped Joan celebrate her special day. 

Meanwhile, music mogul Simon looked to be recovering well from his recent electric bike accident as he put on a dapper display as he arrived alongside his wife-to-be Lauren.

Here they come: The actress arrived at Mayfair address Claridge's on the arm of lookalike son Damian ahead of the event, held in honour of legendary Joan's milestone

Here they come: The actress arrived at Mayfair address Claridge’s on the arm of lookalike son Damian ahead of the event, held in honour of legendary Joan’s milestone

Dazzling: The stunner added a touch of bling with a sparkling box clutch bag and silver drop earrings, finishing off her stylish look with sleek locks and glossy lips

Lady in red: Elizabeth was sure to catch many an eye in her ravishing red gown

Dazzling: The stunner added a touch of bling with a sparkling box clutch bag and silver drop earrings, finishing off her stylish look with sleek locks and glossy lips

Scrubs up well: Ensuring he claimed his own share of the spotlight, Damian, 19, looked dapper in a black dinner jacket and matching trousers

Scrubs up well: Ensuring he claimed his own share of the spotlight, Damian, 19, looked dapper in a black dinner jacket and matching trousers

So close: The mother and son sweetly held hands as they later left the party

What a gentleman: Damian was then seen placing a tender arm around his parent

So close: The mother and son sweetly held hands as they later left the party, with Damian then seen placing a tender arm around his parent

The star, 62, sported a blue cast over his broken arm as he smiled for the cameras while making his way inside.

Meanwhile, Lauren looked effortlessly glamorous in a sleek black gown which perfectly hugged her curves.

The soon-to-be Mrs Cowell kept her look simple, teaming her black gown with simple black heels and a matching clutch. 

Simon previously told MailOnline he was ‘a bit of a nutter’ having narrowly avoided serious injury during the crash, when he wasn’t wearing a helmet. 

Model behaviour: Damian and Elizabeth showcased  their model good looks as they stood outside the exclusive London venue

Model behaviour: Damian and Elizabeth showcased  their model good looks as they stood outside the exclusive London venue

Different angle: Elizabeth displayed her toned back as the criss-cross cut-out back of her stunning dress was revealed

This way mum: Damian was sure to help his mother carefully climb into their waiting car

Different angle: Elizabeth displayed her toned back as the criss-cross cut-out back of her stunning dress was revealed

Arm-in-arm: Lauren and Simon greeted onlookers before making their way inside the venue on Thursday evening

Arm-in-arm: Lauren and Simon greeted onlookers before making their way inside the venue on Thursday evening 

Easy does it: Lauren made a grand entrance as she gracefully climbed out the car in her black gown which she paired with simple black heels and a coordinating clutch

Easy does it: Lauren made a grand entrance as she gracefully climbed out the car in her black gown which she paired with simple black heels and a coordinating clutch

Simon exclusively told MailOnline: ‘I’m OK. I’m feeling much better thank you. It happened just round the corner.’

He admitted: ‘I’m a bit of a nutter. I’ll definitely wear a helmet next time.’

Meanwhile, the Duchess arrived at the Mayfair address alone ahead of the event two days after her ex-husband Prince Andrew reached an out-of-court agreement with Virginia Roberts in a civil suit over alleged sexual abuse. 

Sarah, 62, looked stunning in a black gown with sheer sleeves and a glittering belt around her waist as she made her way inside.

She was all smiles despite the scandal involving the Duke of York, which has left his image in tatters and facing a legal bill of up to £12 million after agreeing a settlement with Roberts, who claims she was trafficked by his friend and convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein.

The Royal touch: Sarah, Duchess of York was seen making her way into Claridge's to celebrate Dame Joan's birthday

Stylish: The Duchess opted for a tasteful floor-length black gown with sheer sleeves

The Royal touch: Sarah, Duchess of York was seen making her way into Claridge’s to celebrate Dame Joan’s birthday 

Solo outing: the Duchess arrived at the Mayfair address alone ahead of the event two days after her ex-husband Prince Andrew reached an out-of-court agreement with Virginia Roberts in a civil suit over alleged sexual abuse

Solo outing: the Duchess arrived at the Mayfair address alone ahead of the event two days after her ex-husband Prince Andrew reached an out-of-court agreement with Virginia Roberts in a civil suit over alleged sexual abuse

Elegance: Sarah, 62, looked stunning in a black gown with sheer sleeves and a glittering belt around her waist as she made her way inside

Black and silver: Sarah accessorised with a black clutch bag and silver drop earrings, while her auburn locks were swept into a half up half down style

Elegance: Sarah, 62, looked stunning in a black gown with sheer sleeves and a glittering belt around her waist as she made her way inside

Royal attendance: Sarah looked full of glamour as she attended the star-studded bash in the capital

Royal attendance: Sarah looked full of glamour as she attended the star-studded bash in the capital

Drama: She was all smiles despite the scandal involving the Duke of York, which has left his image in tatters and facing a legal bill of up to £12 million after agreeing a settlement with Roberts, who claims she was trafficked by his friend and convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein

Drama: She was all smiles despite the scandal involving the Duke of York, which has left his image in tatters and facing a legal bill of up to £12 million after agreeing a settlement with Roberts, who claims she was trafficked by his friend and convicted sex offender Jeffery Epstein

Andrew is also understood to have agreed to pay a ‘substantial donation’ to his accuser’s charity, but the agreement is not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always strenuously denied the allegations against him.

Ferguson’s appearance came hours after residents in York on Thursday called for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his Duke of York – which he was given by the Queen on his wedding day in 1986 – title following the sex assault lawsuit.      

Elsewhere, while several of Joan’s closest pals turned up for the event, there was one old TV nemesis also in attendance – her former Dynasty co-star Stephanie Beacham. 

Ex-husband issues: Andrew is also understood to have agreed to pay a 'substantial donation' to his accuser's charity, but the agreement is not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always strenuously denied the allegations against him

Ex-husband issues: Andrew is also understood to have agreed to pay a ‘substantial donation’ to his accuser’s charity, but the agreement is not an admission of guilt from the duke and he has always strenuously denied the allegations against him

Night out: Sarah was later seen leaving the party alongside model Poppy Delevingne

Night out: Sarah was later seen leaving the party alongside model Poppy Delevingne

Outing: Ferguson's appearance came hours after residents in York on Thursday called for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his Duke of York - which he was given by the Queen on his wedding day in 1986 - title following the sex assault lawsuit

Outing: Ferguson’s appearance came hours after residents in York on Thursday called for Prince Andrew to be stripped of his Duke of York – which he was given by the Queen on his wedding day in 1986 – title following the sex assault lawsuit

Stephanie, 74, who played Sable Colby in the TV drama and was a fierce rival of Joan’s character Alexis. 

But the TV star proved that the drama was purely on screen as she stepped out to celebrate with her pal on Thursday, with Stephanie oozing glamour in a dazzling embellished black gown with a dramatic featured skirt.

The actress added an ornate diamond choker and a silver clutch to her show-stopping look, while keeping warm in a black furry shrug.

Stephanie looked in great spirits as she climbed out of her taxi with a present in hand as she prepared for the night’s festivities.  

Look who it is: While several of her closest pals turned up for the event, there was one old TV nemesis was also in attendance - her former Dynasty co-star Stephanie Beacham

Look who it is: While several of her closest pals turned up for the event, there was one old TV nemesis was also in attendance – her former Dynasty co-star Stephanie Beacham

Enemies: Stephanie, 74, who played Sable Colby in the TV drama and was a fierce rival of Joan's character Alexis (pictured together in 1989)

Enemies: Stephanie, 74, who played Sable Colby in the TV drama and was a fierce rival of Joan’s character Alexis (pictured together in 1989)

Wow: But the TV star proved that the drama was purely on screen as she stepped out to celebrate with her pal on Thursday, with Stephanie oozing glamour in a dazzling embellished black gown with a dramatic featured skirt

Details: The actress added an ornate diamond choker and a silver clutch to her show-stopping look, while keeping warm in a black furry shrug

Wow: But the TV star proved that the drama was purely on screen as she stepped out to celebrate with her pal on Thursday, with Stephanie oozing glamour in a dazzling embellished black gown with a dramatic featured skirt

Glam night out: Stephanie looked in great spirits as she headed towards her taxi with a present in hand following the night's festivities

Glam night out: Stephanie looked in great spirits as she headed towards her taxi with a present in hand following the night’s festivities

Meanwhile, Poppy Delevingne was sure to turn heads as she put on a leggy display in a black satin gown with a very high thigh split. 

The model, 35, showcased her endless pins in the stunning black number which featured gem and pearl embellishments going down one side.

Wrapping up in the chilly London weather, Poppy added a long black coat while accessorising with gold heels, a black velvet clutch and statement earrings.

Gorgeous: Meanwhile, Poppy Delevingne was sure to turn heads as she put on a leggy display in a black satin gown with a very high thigh split

Gorgeous: Meanwhile, Poppy Delevingne was sure to turn heads as she put on a leggy display in a black satin gown with a very high thigh split

Walk this way: The model, 35, showcased her endless pins in the stunning black number which featured gem and pearl embellishments going down one side

Style Queen: Wrapping up in the chilly London weather, Poppy added a long black coat while accessorising with gold heels, a black velvet clutch and statement earrings

Walk this way: The model, 35, showcased her endless pins in the stunning black number which featured gem and pearl embellishments going down one side

Dressed to the nines: Elsewhere, Gloria Hunniford, 81, was pretty in pink as she rocked a stunning satin pastel dress coat worn over a matching lace dress

Dressed to the nines: Elsewhere, Gloria Hunniford, 81, was pretty in pink as she rocked a stunning satin pastel dress coat worn over a matching lace dress

Pink lady: The Loose Women star's pink coat was embellished with glittering sequins on the sleeves and lapels, with her gorgeous long dress also featuring a touch of sparkle

Glamour: Gloria teamed her look with coordinating accessories including a clutch and flat pointed shoes, while she added a further touch of shine with a statement silver necklace and cuff

Pink lady: The Loose Women star’s pink coat was embellished with glittering sequins on the sleeves and lapels, with her gorgeous long dress also featuring a touch of sparkle

Happy couple: The presenter was accompanied by her dapper hairdresser husband Stephen Way, who looked smart in a black dinner jacket, trousers and a white shirt

Happy couple: The presenter was accompanied by her dapper hairdresser husband Stephen Way, who looked smart in a black dinner jacket, trousers and a white shirt

Glad to be here: Gloria and Stephen were all smiles as they made their way down the street

Glad to be here: Gloria and Stephen were all smiles as they made their way down the street

Elsewhere, Gloria Hunniford, 81, was pretty in pink as she rocked a stunning satin pastel dress coat worn over a matching lace dress.

The Loose Women star’s pink coat was embellished with glittering sequins on the sleeves and lapels, with her gorgeous long dress also featuring a touch of sparkle. 

Gloria teamed her look with coordinating accessories including a clutch and flat pointed shoes, while she added a further touch of shine with a statement silver necklace and cuff.

The presenter was accompanied by her dapper hairdresser husband Stephen Way, who looked smart in a black dinner jacket, trousers and a white shirt.

Earlier that day iconic British Joan actress celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with husband Percy Gibson and she hinted the secret to domestic bliss is having ‘separate bathrooms’. 

The acting legend married handsome producer and her fifth husband Percy, 56, on February 17 2002.

On Thursday Joan – who is 32 years older than Percy – told fans how happy they were after two decades of living together. 

Posting up a throwback from their big day, Joan wrote: ’20 years ago today #ahubby and I tied the knot and have been happily married ever since #20thanniversary #togetherness #happymarriage.

She then added with laughing emoji : ‘#separatebathrooms.’

Joan and Percy received congratulations from friends including Paul O Grady and hat designer Philip Treacy.

Love: Dame Joan also celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with husband Percy Gibson on the same day, and she hinted the secret to domestic bliss is having 'separate bathrooms'

Love: Dame Joan also celebrated her twentieth wedding anniversary with husband Percy Gibson on the same day, and she hinted the secret to domestic bliss is having ‘separate bathrooms’

Cute: The two met during a theatre production and at the time Joan admitted she 'wasn't interested in getting married again' at first, but then changed her mind (pictured on Valentine's Day)

Cute: The two met during a theatre production and at the time Joan admitted she ‘wasn’t interested in getting married again’ at first, but then changed her mind (pictured on Valentine’s Day) 

Earlier this week they celebrated with a pre-anniversary party with ex Bond girl Susie Vanner.

The two met during a theatre production and at the time Joan admitted she ‘wasn’t interested in getting married again’ at first, but changed her mind after they became close friends and insisted her current marriage is ‘for good’.  

It comes after the screen legend revealed she felt like she was ‘in jail’ during the UK lockdown.

She spent the early months of the coronavirus pandemic in London but as soon as international travel was permitted, she relocated to France with her husband Percy Gibson because she felt so frustrated. 

She said: ‘I was in London for most of the time. But after the three-month period from March 2020, I went to the south of France, as I have a house there. 

‘I found London difficult because I felt like I was in jail, not knowing when I was going to get out.’ 

Iconic couple: Dame Joan and Percy are pictured together in 2001 just after announcing that they were set to marry in a ceremony in London

Iconic couple: Dame Joan and Percy are pictured together in 2001 just after announcing that they were set to marry in a ceremony in London 

Joan spent a ‘ridiculous’ amount of time watching TV and admitted she gained weight because there was nothing to do but eat and drink.

She said: ‘Of course I was [in tracksuits] weren’t we all? I gained about half a stone. I was eating as much as possible because aside from drinking bottles of wine and polishing off chocolates – what else was there to do?

‘I also watched endless television – it was ridiculous. I watched nine hours one day.

‘I would watch the morning programmes and read all the papers, so that would take me up to lunchtime.’  

Loved-up: It comes after Joan revealed that she relocated to France with her husband Percy during the pandemic because she felt so frustrated

Loved-up: It comes after Joan revealed that she relocated to France with her husband Percy during the pandemic because she felt so frustrated

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