The noble art! As galleries reopen, Tatler reveals the VERY glamorous power couples who rule social roost at exclusive exhbitions – from royalty to the Arader galleries heir
- Tatler magazine has revealed the most glamorous couples in the art world
- Includes granddaughter of a member of Bright Young Things and royal couples
- Also includes the top dealers in London, who met as teenagers in a gallery
Tatler has unveiled its hottest couples from the art world this summer, including royal pairings, socialites and gallery owners.
With art galleries and museums across England opening their doors for the first time in almost six months this week, the upper echelons of society will be keen to venture out to enjoy art fairs and exhibitons once more.
The British society bible has compiled a list of the hottest members of the social set likely to attend the latest openings and glitzy evenings out.
Royals including Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were declared ‘contemporary art connoisseurs’ while French supermodel Camille Rowe and her new beau Theodorakis ‘Theo’ Niarchos are the ‘latest art world It-couple.’
Here, FEMAIL takes a closer look at the blue-blooded couples who rule the world of private collections, ritzy events at galleries and exclusive exhibitions.
Singer Ellie Goulding is married to art dealer Caspar Jopling and the couple, pictured at a BAFTA party in London in 2020, went to an Anselm Kiefer exhibition for their first date
The British society bible has compiled a list of the hottest members of the social set likely to attend the latest openings and glitzy evenings out (pictured left, Flora Ogilvy and her husband Timothy, and right Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank)
Flora Vesterberg (née Ogilvy) and Timothy Vesterberg
Born in Edinburgh, Princess Alexandra’s granddaughter Flora grew up in a 1780s country house on Scotland’s East coast, before her parents moved to Nantucket, where they now live.
London-based Flora is studying for an MA in History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, and lectures at Cristie’s Education and Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as guest lecturing at Cambridge University.
She’s also available for private bespoke tours, with credits such as Frieze in London and LA to her name, as well as giving take on art and fashion for luxury brands such as Burberry.
She shares her passion for art with husband Timothy Vesterberg, who is ‘an avid collector’, particularly interested in Japanese ceramics.
Described by the magazine as ‘a truly elegant couple’, Flora, 25, and Timothy, 27, tied the knot in September, exchanging vows in a private ceremony at St James’s Palace.
The low-key couple live and work in London, where Flora balances a handful of royal appearances – including joining the royal family on the balcony at Buckingham Palace at Trooping The Colour each year – and work as an art consultant.
Flora, who wore a white bridal gown by Emilia Wickstead and a pair of crystal white Jimmy Choos for their wedding, suggested she celebrated her big night at Claridge’s by tagging the luxury hotel in the post.
Flora Alexandra Ogilvy attending the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel
Described by the magazine as ‘a truly elegant couple’, Flora, 25, and Timothy, 27, tied the knot in September, exchanging vows in a private ceremony at St James’s Palace
Formerly a professional ice hockey player in his native Sweden, the gorgeous blond Swede is a regular fixture on Flora’s Instagram page since they got together in May of 2019.
The couple are believed to have had somewhat of a whirlwind romance after meeting and announced their engagement in November 2019.
Sharing the news of her engagement on Instagram, she posted: ‘We’re engaged! My beloved Timothy asked me to marry him and we’re blissfully happy.’
Meanwhile Timothy commented on the post: ‘Always and forever.’
Flora affectionately calls her fiancé ‘my lovely Swede’ on her Instagram captions, with the two enjoying travels across Germany and Devon since getting together.
Flora’s pals are pleased she’s found happiness, after she declared that she was too busy for love, explaining in 2018: ‘I can’t even think about going there.’
Walter Graham Arader IV and Tatiana Hambro Arader
American art dealer Walter Graham Arader IV and socialite Tatiana Hambro Arader met while living in New York and quickly fell in love.
It wasn’t long afterwards that Walter proposed over Christmas lunch at Tatiana’s father’s home in the Cotswolds.
They married in a lavish ceremony at her family’s home in the Cotswolds in 2019.
American art dealer Walter Graham Arader IV and socialite Tatiana Hambro Arader met while living in New York and quickly fell in love
Tatiana joked that they’d dressed ‘Southern for City Hall’ at the civil ceremony ahead of their wedding in August 2019
She wore a dress custom designed by Barbara Tfank and the Lygon family tiara, a diamond tiara from the Victorian era that belongs to her grandmother’s family
Her grandmother is Lady Lettice Lygon, a member of the Bright Young Things, who was considered at the time ‘one of the tallest and prettiest members of the younger set’.
According to Tatler, she is considered ‘a purveyor of exquisite taste’, having been promoted to editorial director of Modus Operandi from a senior reporter role at Vogue before she even turned 30.
Meanwhile her husband is the sole heir to the Arader antiquities empire.
Founded in 1971, Arader Galleries is the world’s leading dealer and auction house of rare maps, prints and books of the 16th through 19th centuries.
The empire has five magnificent locations in locations across the US, while Arader’s father Walter Graham Arader III boasted Apple founder Steve Jobs as one of his long-term clients.
Lady Helen Taylor (née Windsor) and Timothy Taylor
The Duke of Kent’s daughter Lady Helen, 57, is a one-time muse and former ambassador for designer Giorgio Armani.
She is a cousin of the Queen and 25th in line to the throne, and is regarded as one of the public’s favourite royals.
The Duke of Kent’s daughter Lady Helen, 57, is a one-time muse and former ambassador for designer Giorgio Armani (pictured with her husband Timothy arriving for Prince Charles birthday party)
She attended Gourdonstoun, also attended by her cousin Prince Charles, where she was nicknamed ‘Melons.’
Speaking to the Scotsman, she said: ‘I was slightly chubby. It was the boys at Gordonstoun who called me that. I think there are only about two people who call me that now. The original context has long gone.’
She met her husband Timothy as a teenager in an art gallery.
Before marrying her husband Timothy, Lady Helen worked for Karsten Schubert gallery, and was part of the scene which saw the emergence of Young British Artists like Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin.
The couple married in 1992 and their first child Columbus George Donald Taylor was born on 6 August, 1994 and is 41st in line to the throne (pictured)
She is often credited with discovering the 1993 Turner Prize Winner, Dame Rachel Whiteread.
She went on to work behind the scenes for Armani retrospective at the Royal Academy in London in 2003 and called the experience ‘exhausting.’
Meanwhile Helen’s husband Timothy is the founder of several galleries in his own name in London and New York City.
The couple married in 1992 and their first child Columbus George Donald Taylor was born on 6 August, 1994 and is 41st in line to the throne. His brother Cassius Edward Taylor followed on 26 December, 1996.
Timothy and Lady Helen welcomed Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor on March 2, 2003 and later another daughter Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor on 21 December 2004 – who are 43rd and 44th in line to the throne
The two girls came to the attention of the press in June 2011 during the Trooping the Colour when the Duchess of Cambridge appeared enamoured with the pair
It was after Lady Helen’s husband battled cancer that the couple announced they were expecting their third child.
Timothy was forced to undergo weekly sessions of chemotherapy at London’s Royal Marsden Hospital after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, but had been in remission for almost two years when Lady Helen fell pregnant for a third time.
They welcomed Eloise Olivia Katherine Taylor on March 2, 2003 and later another daughter Estella Olga Elizabeth Taylor on 21 December 2004 – who are 43rd and 44th in line to the throne.
Meanwhile Helen’s husband Timothy is the founder of several galleries in his own name in London and New York City
Cassius Edward Taylor was born on 26 December, 1996 and is often billed as the ‘bad boy of the royal family’
The two girls came to the attention of the press in June 2011 during the Trooping the Colour when the Duchess of Cambridge appeared enamoured with the pair.
Kate made a point of spending time with the girls, who were eight and six at the time, talking happily with them as the Queen’s official birthday parade and fly-past took place.
She bent down to talk to them and seemed just as interested in the children as she was the royal proceedings.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack have long been a regular fixture in London’s hottest art scenes (pictured, at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in 2018)
Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack have long been a regular fixture in London’s hottest art scenes.
The royal, who like her sister receives no money from the Queen, graduated from Newcastle University in September 2009, after studying English Literature and the History of Art.
After completing her studies, Eugenie moved to New York to work for online auction firm Paddle8, before moving back to London in 2015 to start a career with Hauser & Wirth.
The young royal is currently on maternity leave from her job at the upmarket gallery, which has offices in Zurich, New York and London.
The Queen’s granddaughter is currently on maternity leave from her job at Mayfair art gallery Hauser & Wirth
Last year, she showed off her artistic talents after revealing a stunning flower painting from an ‘arts-and-crafts sessions years ago’ online.
Princess Eugenie posted a photograph of the huge blooming pink flower on her Instagram page before sharing her painting of the blooming plant.
In her caption for the post, which was shared yesterday to mark World Art Day, she said she had had ‘so much fun’ looking through old arts and crafts.
The Queen’s granddaughter posted: ‘Looking through my old art and crafts has been so fun today and I just hope this time can bring about more creativity from anyone who enjoys it. ‘
The Queen’s granddaughter revealed the painting was from ‘some years ago’, although didn’t share whether it had been a school or university project
Princess Eugenie revealed she had ‘so much fun’ going through her old arts and crafts yesterday
The 30-year-old also revealed how the painting had been done ‘a few years ago now’, but didn’t say whether the piece had been a project from school.
Earlier this month, she participated in organising an art auction for Horatio’s Garden, of which she is the patron, to raise funds for the charity.
The online auction, organised in collaboration with fine art auctioneers Woolley & Wallis, which will take place from 15 to 30 May, will see works donated by leading UK artists, from Tim Burton to Maggi Hambling.
Caspar Jopling and Ellie Goulding
Art dealer Caspar was introduced to popstar Ellie through friends, and the two bonded over their shared love of art.
Speaking from their Oxfordshire cottage last year for the Talk Art podcast with Russell Tovey and Robert Diament, Caspar revealed that after they met at a mutual friend’s dinner in New York, he took Ellie on an arty first date.
Art dealer Caspar was introduced to popstar Ellie through friends, and the two immediately bonded over their shared love of art
‘Our first date was to an Anselm Kiefer exhibition, which was a bit of dark one, then the Rauschenberg exhibition,’ he said.
‘Thank god we had things to look at because I don’t think we said a single word to each other on the date!’ Ellie recalled.
‘We were so shy but we had so much to look at. I think we felt like we had a connection without having to say a whole lot.’
The couple got engaged in 2017 after Caspar proposed while the couple were doing a puzzle at home, before they married in a lavish ceremony at York Minster in August 2019.
Speaking from their Oxfordshire cottage last year for the Talk Art podcast, Caspar revealed that after they met at a mutual friend’s dinner in New York, he took Ellie on an arty first date
During the interview Ellie also revealed that while she collected art before meeting her husband, he helped her explore her style. ‘How would you describe it, what I had before? Before you said that I got taste?’ she teased Caspar.
‘It was decorative art so it looked nice in the house,’ he told her.
‘I feel like it was a lot of dark stuff, it wasn’t for everyone, it was stuff that made you feel slightly uncomfortable. A lot of ghostly shipwrecks and skeletal things. My cat absolutely loves hanging off them.’
‘Since my teens I’ve always liked having things around that make me feel weirdly kind of safe. I’ve always had a darker songwriting style. I’ve always made happy bright pop music but the lyrics have always had a darker side. I think the art reflected that.
The couple got engaged in 2017 after Caspar proposed while the couple were doing a puzzle at home, before they married in a lavish ceremony at York Minster in August 2019
‘Then Caspar came along and just completely opened me up to things and I realised you didn’t have to have dark things as expression. I discovered a whole new world.’
Caspar holds the title of art-world royalty, because his uncle is Jay Jopling.
Old Etonian Jay — his father Michael served as a minister under Margaret Thatcher — became one the capital’s foremost movers and shakers when he set up the ultra fashionable White Cube gallery in 1993, turning it into the epicentre of London’s booming contemporary art scene.
He is well-respected in the art industry and is responsible for turning artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin into household names.
Old Etonian Jay became one the capital’s foremost movers and shakers when he set up the ultra fashionable White Cube gallery in 1993, turning it into the epicentre of London’s booming contemporary art scene
He proposed to Hikari Yokoyama, an American art curator some 20 years his junior, in June 2015.
The art insider, who is half American and half Japanese, has been described as having ‘the most incredible eye’ by designer Erdem Moralıoğlu.
Jay was previously married to director Sam Taylor-Wood, 48, for 11 years with the couple having two daughters together before they split.
She married actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 23 years her junior, after they met on the set of John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy.
Jay and his fiancee Hikari Yokoyama (left with Jay), welcomed their first child into the world in 2019
Jay was subsequently spotted canoodling with Lily Allen, before hooking up with Hikari in 2012.
In 2019, Hiraki, a firm fixture on the FROW, gave birth to their first child, Djuna Mei Jopling.
At the time, Hiraki said: ‘Caught in a whirlwind of indescribable overwhelming love.
‘Life changed for ever upon seeing her perfect little face looking into mine.’
Theo Niarchos and Camille Rowe
Supermodel Camille Row is dating Theodorakis ‘Theo’ Niarchos, who grew up surrounded by his family’s expansive art collection, with the couple sharing snaps from exotic trips around the world together (left and right, during a holiday to Antarctica)
French supermodel Camille Rowe, 30, has been quick to make her mark in the fashion industry.
Replacing Erin Wasson as the face of French label Zadig and Voltaire in 2012, the Paris-born model seems to be adjusting to her new life, and fashion status, in America with ease.
Spotted by a talent scout while sitting in a cafe in Paris in 2009, the model, who is also the face of Chloé fragrances, counts Harry Styles among her previous beaus.
Harry and Victoria’s Secret model Camille were said to have parted ways just a fortnight after he completed his 89-date world tour in July 2019, according to The Sun.
According to Tatler, Theo is now known as the ‘ultimate art dealer to the stars’ (right), while Camille is a modern day supermodel (left)
The pair, who never publicly confirmed their romance, were first romantically linked they were reportedly introduced to each other through mutual friend, Alexa Chung.
While the cause of their relationship demise was never confirmed, it appeared as though his busy success as a solo music star and her hectic modelling commitments kept them apart.
Now she is dating Theodorakis ‘Theo’ Niarchos, who grew up surrounded by his family’s expansive art collection.
According to Tatler, he is now known as the ‘ultimate art dealer to the stars’.
His father, billionaire shipping magnate Philip Niarchos, is rumoured to be the owner of Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of the Artist Without Beard, which sold for an eye-watering $71.5 million at Christie’s in 1998.
While it is unknown how serious the couple are, Theo will have plenty of inspiration when he does decide to pop the question.
While it is unknown how serious the couple are, Theo will have plenty of inspiration when he does decide to pop the question, having watched his brother Stavros marry Dasha Zhukova at a star-studded bash in Switzerland January (pictured, Stavros and Dasha)
Last year, he watched his brother Stavros marry Dasha Zhukova at a star-studded bash in Switzerland January.
Dasha, who was formerly married to Roman Abramovich, is a successful Moscow-born businesswoman and art gallery owner.
Royalty, Hollywood and the world of fashion were present as Dasha, dressed in white, was married to Stavros in a specially erected marquee close to St. Moritz’s main ski jump Olympaschanze.
The couple were married in a surprise £5million wedding 24 hours earlier than had been expected – with the date being kept secret by guests and the couple.
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