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Aftershow News: 29th October 2014

11.45pm to 6am...29 Oct 2014... Mario Testino - 60th birthday party at Chiltern Firehouse, 1 Chiltern Street, London, W1. This was a mega bash for sure as one of the worlds top photographers has hired out the number one most coolest and most talked about venue in London for his 60th birthday. He has taken over all of the venue so 300 folks here. A full complimentary bar including champers until 6am---and yes we stayed until the end. Lots of nice food from the kitchen too. Mario Testino held court in a white tux, surrounded by fashionable friends including Kate Moss,Naomi Campbell,Jade Jagger,Valentino, Nicky Haslam, Hugh Grant, Tom Parker Bowles and Stella McCartney. Sienna Miller, Rita Ora and Poppy Delevingne got into the Cuban theme donning Hispanic red dresses, while Keira Knightley, Suki Waterhouse, Eva Herzigova and Clara Paget added even more glamour to the evening. Stylish couples Mark Ronson and Josephine De La Baume and David Walliams and Lara Stone were also among A list revellers. Nick Rhodes looked great in a gangster suit. The event was a 10pm start and I got there at 11.45pm but missed Kylie Minogue coming out of a cake to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Mario.I think Kylie left early as I did not see her at all. I got my photo taken with Noel Gallagher and had a nice chat to Yasmin Le Bon who said she was 50 today. She still looks fantastic. At 2am I noticed the bar tab had risen past 27,000. Pictures of Mario from all stages of his life on the walls in the basement area. There was a dj in one room all night and at 1am a fun 30 mins drag show was in another room. I think Noel Gallagher left around 3am. At 4am folks sang 'Happy Birthday' to Mario as he cut the cake with Naomi Campbell,Jade Jagger, Yasmin Le Bon and Rita Ora all nearby. Some stayed later than others.Mario Testino and Philip Treacy were here until 6am like us with 30 others. Some celebs were staying here as it is also a hotel. A totally mega party.