No one can accuse Robert Pattinson of being subtle. The 24-year-old British actor has always been upfront about his interests – from the type of men he prefers to date, to his fashion choices and lifestyle – and it seems his candidness is paying off. Since breaking boundaries with his latest movie, Bel Ami, the actor has been invited to countless prestigious parties, including the Met Gala and the Oscars. But how many people can he actually invite?
The Met Gala
The most famous of all Rob’s parties came last year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. The occasion was the museum’s annual gala to celebrate fashion and modern art. The costume collection on display is said to be one of the finest in the world, and it featured designs by the top international designers. Naturally, the dress code was formal but there were no limitations on the type of music that could be played. The theme for the night was “China: Through the Looking Glass”, and various cultural elements from the country were incorporated into the outfits. For example, one of the attendees wore a dress made of snakeskin with a dragon headpiece, and the other a blue and white checkered kimono with an eagle in front of a rising sun.
The following year, Rob was named Best Actor at the 2017 Oscars for his performance in Good Time. Naturally, he made sure to celebrate his big moment. He had two parties after the event – one at a Beverly Hills hotel and the other in his hometown of London. The movie brought in a lot of cash at the box office, and it seems the Academy didn’t forget about the actor’s incredible performance. The parties were designed to match the film’s colourful, drug-addled noir backdrop. For the LA event, guests were invited to take a walk on the wild side by dressing in character for the night. And in London, Rob opened up the roof garden of his house for guests to come together and celebrate.
So, how many people can Rob invite to these parties? It depends on how busy he is, but the answer is more than you think. He’s currently one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood, as this list will demonstrate.
List of Parties
Here’s a roundup of the parties Rob has been invited to so far this year, along with the dates of the events.
- 18 March – Opening Dinner Party at the Marrakech International Film Festival, Marrakech, Morocco (private)
- 20 March – Q&A Session with Director Michael Curtiz, Museum of Fine Arts Houston (private)
- 21 March – Costume Institute Gala, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (private)
- 24 March – Met Gala, New York (public)
- 25 March – Screening of Michael Curtiz, with Q&A Session (private)
- 16 April – Evening with Michael Cunningham, Cheltenham Literature Festival (private)
- 17 April – Birthday party for Lily Collins, Los Angeles (private)
- 19 April – Global Citizen Festival, Central Park (private)
- 20 April – Global Citizen Festival, Central Park (public)
- 22 April – Vanity Fair Oscar Party, The Hotel Adlon, Berlin (private)
- 23 April – Vanity Fair Oscar Party, The Hotel Adlon, Berlin (public)
What is a Private Party?
These parties are usually for a select group of people, and they’re closed to the public. Guests at these kind of events are usually well-known individuals, famous brands, or high-profile individuals whose privacy is considered priceless.
Some examples of famous people who have held private parties include:
- Kate Moss, for Kate Moss Designs’ Designer Party
- Helen Mirren, for the Mirren Lupin Party
- Kate Winslet, for the Little Blue Jacket + Rose Petal Party
- Lily Collins, for Lily Collins’ Birthday Party
What is a Public Party?
These events are open to the public. They’re usually hosted by governmental institutions, universities, associations, or other similar bodies. The rationale behind having a public party is that social gatherings like this help to promote civic engagement and increase public trust. So, rather than having just one random gathering, this type of event gives everyone the opportunity to get together and have some fun. It also encourages people to get out and about and enjoy the company of others rather than staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. In times like these, it’s important to stay connected to the things you love most – in this case, celebrity. So, by hosting this event, the museum is encouraging people to come out, live their passions, and celebrate the things they love most.
How Big Can the Parties Get?
It’s impossible to put a ceiling on the size of a celebrity’s parties. The key is to make sure they have enough space to accommodate all of their guest. In some cases, the parties have had to be moved to bigger venues due to over-subscription. But in other cases, the celebrity in question has chosen to give a small welcoming party rather than host a large one. Think of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. The city will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with the theme “Winter in Beijing” – an opportunity to get some celebrities on the piss and show off their glamorous side. The 2022 party was attended by the likes of Usher, Rita Ora, and Hailey Bieber. They looked dashing in their ski suits and fur-trimmed parka jackets.
Are the Parties Worth It?
Every party has its ups and downs, but in general, these types of events are considered worth it. They allow celebrities to showcase their personalities and style, and let them express their brand. Besides, they give everyone the opportunity to socialize and meet new people. Perhaps most importantly, they provide a memorable night for the guest. The private parties that the celebrities attend are usually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and the ones that they host are often unforgettable. So, the answer is: it depends on you. What do you gain from attending the parties? Is it worth the attention and the stigma that comes with being associated with a celebrity? Or are you there to simply enjoy yourself and leave when you want to? It’s a tricky question, because fame and fortune don’t always go hand-in-hand. And for the celebrities, there’s always the danger of being photographed or filmed without consent and later used against them – even if unintentionally.
Still, these risks are more than worth it. In the end, fame is a double-edged sword – it can both bring you success and admiration, but it can also hurt you deeply. Only you can decide if the benefits outweigh the risks. What do you think?