Clive Owen hosted the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic this afternoon with polo player Nacho Figueras and Nacho's wife, Delfina Blaquier.
Clive Owen hosted the fifth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic this afternoon with polo player Nacho Figueras and Nacho's wife, Delfina Blaquier. The trio were among the first to arrive at the Jersey City, NJ, location for the match. It was the first time the space was used, since in years past, the polo match was held on New York's Governors Island. A long list of celeb guests were ferried over to Jersey, including Clive's Blood Ties costar Zoe Saldana, Minka Kelly, Padma Lakshmi, Once Upon a Time's Jennifer Morrison, and models like Jessica Stam, Alek Wek, and Hilary Rhoda. Rachel Zoe was among the last to arrive, bringing husband Rodger Berman and their son, Skyler, who was dressed for the occasion in a mini-striped suit. Rachel's friend and makeup artist Joey Maalouf went as well, and he kept a close eye on Skyler.
Clive admitted that this was actually his first polo match, and he was happy to come because he'll be in the Big Apple for the next month working on Blood Ties with director Guillaume Canet. In the VIP enclosure, he caught up with his fellow Brit Matthew Rhys. Matthew made the rounds with UK socialite Poppy Delevingne. It was a veritable UK fest — appropriate, considering that the Diamond Jubilee kicked off in London today. Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch was low-key as he said hello to friends, but there was a long line of ladies wanting to say hello to the actor, who's fresh off a stint on the set of the forthcoming Star Trek sequel.
Nacho, an Argentinian, has a close connection with Princes William and Harry, who are polo fans. Harry was actually able to attend the Veuve Clicquot event two years ago. Nacho is close with both princes and told us about playing with them. He said, "I really believe in what they do. They're two wonderful kids that really believe in and support their charities, and it's been an honor for me to help them through the years with that. I wish them 60 more years, and they are, most importantly for me, great kids." Nacho added that the thing he wanted most today was to win, and he helped lead his Black Watch team to a victory over the opposing polo team, Nespresso.