It’s one of the biggest nights of the year where a slew of stars from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business come together to raise funds for the gallery’s array of exhibitions.
And Jenna Coleman and Eleanor Tomlinson led the celebrity arrivals at the star-studded Serpentine Summer Party 2019 on Tuesday night to celebrate the opening of the new free-floating Pavilion designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.
The Victoria actress, 33, looked sensational as she flashed her underwear in a blue sheer lace jumpsuit with diamond buttons and a silver Chanel waist belt.
Jenna styled her brunette locks into a glossy blow-dried hairdo as she added a slick of glamorous make-up, which included an elegant nude lipstick and a smokey eyeshadow.
The former Doctor Who star opted for Chanel accessories as she wore a blue and a teal quilted handbag with black beaded earrings.
Jenna knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm at the star-studded event and daringly flashed her underwear in the stunning ensemble.
Strike a pose: The Victoria actress, 33, looked sensational as she flashed her underwear in a blue sheer lace jumpsuit with diamond buttons and a silver Chanel waist belt
What a woman!: Jenna styled her brunette locks into a glossy blow-dried hairdo as she added a slick of glamorous make-up, which included an elegant nude lipstick and a smokey eyeshadow
Joining Jenna at the event was Felicity Jones who put on a sparkly display in a plunging black sequinned dress with a beaded skirt and a silk bow which cinched in her svelte waist.
The Star Wars star, 35, oozed Hollywood glamour as she styled her brunette locks into a blow-dried hairdo swept to one side and added a slick of glamorous make-up.
Yet Jenna faced an awkward run-in on the red carpet with her ex-boyfriend Richard Madden’s former girlfriend Ellie Bamber who left nothing to the imagination as she went braless in a white sheer beaded scarf, which she used as a daring top.
Gorgeous in gold: Eleanor looked stylish in a black and gold sparkly fitted mini dress with a cape-style neckline, she cinched in her waist with a matching patterned belt
Style statement: The singer, 32, gelled her long blonde locks into a sweptback hairdo for a dramatic look and added a slick of minimal make-up for the event
Floral: Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend Cressida Bonas wore an elegant white dress embroidered with a floral pattern for the star-studded event
Strike a pose: Ellie knew how to work her best angles as she posed up a storm on the star-studded red carpet
She teamed the daring item of clothing with a pair of matching coloured high-waisted tweed flared trousers for her eye-catching Chanel ensemble.
The Les Misérables star, 22, completed her look with black accessories from the iconic fashion brand which included a slim belt, bracelet and clutch bag.
Ellie styled her blonde locks into a blow-dried hairdo as she added a slick of glamorous and red-carpet ready make-up.
The Serpentine Summer Party sees a slew of stars from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business come together to raise funds for the gallery’s array of exhibitions and live programmes, which are free for the public throughout the year.
Chic: Suki Waterhouse opted for a chic white shift dress with a black sequinned bow and a matching coloured blazer over the top with diamond detailing on it
Bold look: Charli XCX caught the eye in a satin kimono-style yellow maxi dress, embellished with vibrant floral patterns throughout and a red waist tie
This year’s party pavilion was designed by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami, 45, and is made out of 62 tonnes of Cumbrian slate shaped into a flowing mound.
Despite its distinct design, Ishigami told The Guardian that he took inspiration from the Japanese garden concept of shakkei, or borrowed scenery.
He said: ‘I wanted to create a pavilion that felt primitive and ancient. Something between building and landscape.
‘Slate roofs are found all over the world, so anyone coming here will be able to identify with it as a basic, archetypal form.’
Elegant: Tanya Burr looked elegant in a powder blue halterneck dress with a black velvet bow and matching coloured accessories at the event
Awkward: Although the blogger, 30, faced an awkward run-in with her estranged husband Jim Chapman and his new girlfriend Sarah Tarleton who were also pictured at the event
Victoria reunion: Jenna was reunited with her Victoria co-star Lily Travers at the summer party who looked stunning in a white dress with a multicoloured embroidered pattern on it
Each year an architect is selected to design the famous Serpentine Pavilion, and Tim Leigh, marketing director for Stage One, the fabricators who have created the pavilion every year for the last decade, said this year’s creation was the toughest yet. It was really, really difficult this year.
‘Ishigami is the most conceptual architect we have ever worked with. It was a very strained process’, he explained.
Last year’s summer bash proved to be a lavish affair, as it was hosted by Chanel, Yana Peel, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adwoa Aboah.
The fashionable occasion saw food aplenty with some guests dining on cod and courgette flowers at Coco’s, Chanel’s restaurant within the gardens, with menus illustated by Fin Fellowes.
Other attendees tucked into the quinoa-and-salmon poke bowls that were on offer, along with gelato by Joyce Wang.
Chic star Nile Rodgers also took to the specially designed stage last year with a stellar performance for the guests.
British designers Erdem Moralioglu, Emilia Wickstead, and Alice Temperley danced up a storm to Le Freak, and all guests also left with an exclusive illustration by late designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Lady in red: Jackie St Clair opted for an eye-catching red dress with a sheer skirt embellished with flowers and a jewel-encrusted top for the event