Celebrity Party: These are the homes where the coolest celebrity parties take place

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Celebrity Party: These are the homes where the coolest celebrity parties take place

Celebrity Party:

Your calendar may be packed with social events, but the rich and famous are in a league of their own — and no invite is more sought-after than one to George and Amal Clooney‘s Italian pad.

Last month, the couple hosted Barack Obama and his family at their £70 million Lake Como villa. So where are the other destinations to die for?

From partying with Elton John on the French Riviera to rubbing shoulders with royalty, here are the season’s most coveted invitations . . .

Going overboard with Valentino

If you’re lucky enough to be a member of Italian fashion designer Valentino’s ‘tribe’ — think Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway or Liz Hurley — then a trip aboard TM Blue One could be within your grasp. The sleek 152ft yacht is owned by the 87-year-old and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti.

In his 40-year career, Valentino created some of the world’s most iconic haute-couture fashion, and has extended his signature extravagance to his yacht, which sleeps ten and has a full staff to wait on your every need.

If you’re lucky enough to be a member of Italian fashion designer Valentino’s ‘tribe’ — think Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway or Liz Hurley — then a trip aboard TM Blue One could be within your grasp. The sleek 152ft yacht is owned by the 87-year-old and his partner Giancarlo Giammetti

Stylish: Designer Valentino with Gwyneth Paltrow. In his 40-year career, Valentino created some of the world’s most iconic haute-couture fashion, and has extended his signature extravagance to his yacht, which sleeps ten and has a full staff to wait on your every need

Pictured: Valentino with Liz Hurley in Cannes

Named after his parents, Teresa and Mauro, its interiors are littered with priceless artworks, including a Picasso and two Andy Warhol portraits of the designer.

Every meal on deck feels like a special occasion thanks to the designer’s seafaring themed table settings, with blue porcelain serving dishes and Ralph Lauren crystal glassware.

Even when lounging on the deck’s cream sofas, the designer is always impeccably dressed in a smart shirt, loose trousers and a light jumper artfully draped round his shoulders.

Guests should mirror their host’s wardrobe or take their cue from Princess Diana, who was pictured aboard in 1990 wearing a stylish print bikini with a purple shirt.

 Tequila with the Clooneys

A stay at George and Amal Clooney’s Italian lakeside mansion is so coveted that the power couple have had to turn A-listers away at the door.

Catherine Zeta-Jones and her family once had to decamp to a hotel after Clooney’s relatives had claimed the property’s 12 bedrooms.

However she has since stayed at the villa — as have the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Stella McCartney, the Beckhams, Brad Pitt and Bono.

A stay at George and Amal Clooney’s Italian lakeside mansion (pictured) is so coveted that the power couple have had to turn A-listers away at the door

Italian idyll: George and Amal Clooney’s (right) has seen visits by U2’s Bono (inset). Catherine Zeta-Jones and her family once had to decamp to a hotel after Clooney’s relatives had claimed the property’s 12 bedrooms

Overlooking Lake Como, Villa Oleandra boasts an outdoor theatre, swimming pool, tennis courts, a garage housing the actor’s vintage motorbikes and a pizza room. 

The 25-room property, which Clooney, 58, bought for £10 million in 2002, is now thought to be worth £70 million.

Only the most elegant maxi dress will do for a stroll around the Roman gardens while sipping cocktails from the Casamigos Tequila brand Clooney started and sold for $1 billion.

Relax by the pool while chatting to international human rights barrister Amal, 41, about global justice and the couple’s adorable two-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander.

Join the castaways on Branson’s Necker Island 

Ultimate hedonism is guaranteed at Richard Branson’s sun-soaked playground in the British Virgin Islands.

The party-loving entrepreneur spends most of the year here, so guests will likely see him enjoying a spot of windsurfing with Barack Obama, playing tennis with Jamie Murray or frolicking at a themed soiree.

An endless list of the rich and powerful have stayed — from Nelson Mandela to Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood, Kate Moss, Mariah Carey and Harry Styles.

Ultimate hedonism is guaranteed at Richard Branson’s sun-soaked playground in the British Virgin Islands (pictured)

Family friends Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie visited for the 2011 wedding of Richard’s daughter Holly, and the tycoon is rumoured to have offered it to Eugenie for her honeymoon. 

The billionaire bought the island in 1979 for a reported £137,538 before spending an eye-watering £7.6 million on transforming it into a luxury getaway. 

The party-loving entrepreneur spends most of the year here, so guests will likely see him enjoying a spot of windsurfing with Barack Obama (pictured), playing tennis with Jamie Murray or frolicking at a themed soiree

Necker boasts more than 100 staff, and can accommodate 30 guests across the island’s luxury villas, including the ten- bedroom Great House. 

Privately hiring the resort costs £61,000 a night for 30 people.

Branson has rebuilt the resort for the third time after it was destroyed by Hurricane Irma in 2017, and the main house was gutted by a fire in 2011.

Sir Elton’s riviera bash is a must

Sir Elton John’s famous midsummer party has been moved from his Old Windsor Woodside estate to the French Riviera this year.

The annual bash is at Villa Dorane in Cap D’Antibes on July 24, with ticket sales going to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

Owned by bon vivant art collector and entrepreneur Jean Pigozzi, the villa boasts brightly coloured murals, an extensive collection of African contemporary art and a scrap metal dinosaur on the lawn.

Sir Elton’s annual bash is at Villa Dorane in Cap D’Antibes (pictured) on July 24, with ticket sales going to the Elton John Aids Foundation

Bring bling: Elton, husband David Furnish (left) and Naomi Campbell (right). He has hosted a summer ball since 1999 and attracts the most dazzling of the glitterati, such as Campbell, Rod Stewart and the Duchess of York

Sir Elton, 72, won’t have far to go, thanks to his £36 million hilltop villa in nearby Nice. He, husband David and their sons, Zachary, nine, and Elijah, six, regularly entertain there.

He has hosted a summer ball since 1999 and attracts the most dazzling of the glitterati, such as Naomi Campbell, Rod Stewart and the Duchess of York.

Tickets start at £7,500 each. 

A flamboyant ballgown is the order of the day, and being a good sport. 

One year, Liz Hurley raised £50,000 by agreeing to kiss a business tycoon with a long-held crush on her.

Have a roaring time at Longleat

Parties at Longleat House, sprawling ancestral seat of the Marquess of Bath, are famous for their dizzying grandeur.

The 128-bedroom Elizabethan pile is home to Ceawlin Thynn, 45-year-old heir to the 7th Marquess of Bath, his glamazon wife Emma, 33, and their sons, John, four, and Henry, one. 

Parties at Longleat House (pictured), sprawling ancestral seat of the Marquess of Bath, are famous for their dizzying grandeur

The 128-bedroom Elizabethan pile is home to Ceawlin Thynn, 45-year-old heir to the 7th Marquess of Bath, his glamazon wife Emma (both pictured), 33, and their so