Gayle King has arrived in Switzerland in style to attend the wedding of Dasha Zhukova and billionaire shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos.
The CBS This Morning host was seen bundled up in a lavish fur in St. Moritz on Friday, the day before the couple’s star-studded nuptials at the five-star Kulm Hotel.
Gayle, 65, had on blue glasses that matched the cobalt-colored cowl-neck top she wore underneath her black and white fur coat.
Read to party: Gayle King, 65, was seen in Switzerland on Friday ahead of Dasha Zhukova’s star-studded wedding to billionaire shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos
Luxe look: The CBS This Morning host had on blue glasses that matched the cobalt-colored cowl-neck top she wore underneath her black and white fur coat
Glam: Gayle showed off a bold red manicure as she prepared to make her way inside her hotel
She was standing in front of a luggage rack and appeared to have just arrived in the alpine resort town.
The anchor’s dark bob was styled in loose waves while her nails were perfectly manicured and painted a glamorous red.
Gayle likely scored an invite to the wedding through Dasha, whom she has known for years. Back in 2017, they were among the group of A-list friends who enjoyed a luxurious trip to Sicily on David Geffen’s $300 million yacht.
The two run in the same A-list circles, and in September, they were both in Rome along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to attend the high society wedding of designer Misha Nonoo and oil tycoon Mikey Hess.
Tomorrow’s wedding will be an equally star-studded affair with celebrities such as soccer ace David Beckham and actress Gwyneth Paltrow expected to fly in to attend.
Arrival: Dasha, 38, and Stavros, 34, touched down in Switzerland’s resort town St. Moritz on Monday, ahead of their star-studded wedding this weekend
Going way back: Gayle (far left) has known Dasha (far right) for years, and they were both among the group of friends who enjoyed a trip to Sicily on David Geffen’s yacht in 2017
Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Macelli Mozzi were among Dasha’s A-list pals who were seen hitting the slopes before her big day.
Kate Hudson, actress Sara Foster, jewelry designer Jennifer Meyer, model Kelly Sawyer, and designer Jamie Mizrahi have also been sharing photos of themselves in St. Moritz ahead of the weekend’s festivities.
Sara’s younger sister Erin Foster announced her arrival in Switzerland on her Instagram Stories on Friday morning.
Ivanka Trump is also rumored to be in Switzerland to see the couple tie the knot.
Sources at the resort say the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, are renting a private mansion in the Via Tinus area of St. Moritz where steel magnate and billionaire Lakshmi Mittal owns a large chalet, overlooking the alpine mountains.
Living it up: Princess Beatrice and her fiancé Edoardo Macelli Mozzi have flown to Switzerland for the wedding and were seen hitting the slopes in St. Moritz on Friday
A-list friends: Dasha has been hanging out with her pals Kate Hudson, Sara Foster, Jennifer Meyer, Kelly Sawyer, and Jamie Mizrahi (left to right) in St. Moritz
Crew: Makeup artist Gucci Westman struck a pose with designer Tabitha Simmons (left) and snapped a photo of Colby Mugrabi, Brett Heyman, and Bianca Gottesman in St. Moritz (right)
Locals call the area ‘Billionaires’ Bluff’ because of the array of luxury homes based there, many on private roads.
Ivanka, 38, and Jared, 39, are expected to be joined by his brother, Joshua Kushner, and his model wife, Karlie Kloss, who flew in earlier this morning.
The first daughter’s private plane is said to be scheduled to touch down tonight at Samedan Airport, a private airstrip that is a few minutes from the Kulm Hotel, where the majority of the 300 guests are staying.
The four are firm friends with Dasha and meet regularly in Manhattan where they have homes.
‘This will be an elegant and very smart affair befitting to the couple’s style. Everything will be in good taste,’ a source said.
Guest list: Model Karlie Kloss and her husband, Joshua Kushner (front), are expected to attend the nuptials
On the go: Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, also rumored to be heading to Switzerland to see the couple tie the knot
‘There will be caviar and champagne, lots of it, but there’s also a disco tonight in the hotel which has been booked entirely for the guests.
‘The emphasis is on fun and celebration.’
Florists were busy shipping in bundles of pink and lilac roses which were placed in vases around the entrance to the ballroom where tonight’s pre-wedding party will be held.
The elegant Kulm Hotel overlooks Lake St. Moritz and the Alps. British DJ Mark Ronson is thought to be providing the music.
Rooms at the hotel go for a minimum of $780-a-night and the whole weekend’s festivities are estimated to be costing $6.5 million.
Dasha and Stavros officially tied the knot in a registry office wedding in Paris last year but have pulled out all the stops for this weekend.
The wedding ceremony will take place in the St. Moritz town hall building, mayor Christian Jott Jenny said.
Lap of luxury: The wedding ceremony will take place in the St Moritz town hall building, while the couple will take over the five-star Kulm St. Moritz Hotel (pictured) for a glitzy party
Wow! Rooms at the five-star hotel go for a minimum of $780 a night, and the whole weekend’s festivities is estimated to be costing $6.5 million
The hotel’s director Heinz Hunkeler told MailOnline: ‘There is very, very, very special clientele on the guest list.’
Several marquees have been erected near the resort’s ski–jump area and the sub-freezing temperatures are unlikely to put guests off from enjoying themselves.
Stavros’s father, Philip Niarchos, and uncle Spyros are the largest private landowners in St. Moritz.
‘The Niarchos family are hugely respected and valued in St. Moritz,’ a source told MailOnline.
‘They could have held the wedding at any fabulous location in the world but have chosen St. Moritz because it is of great importance to them to support the town and the groom’s father is an honorary citizen.
‘I expect the expenditure on this weekend to cost several million pounds and it will be a great boost for the resort too.’
Stavros, who is part of the Greek shipping Niarchos dynasty, has dated a list of celebrities in the past, including Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary-Kate Olsen. He also had a seven-year relationship with model Jessica Hart.
Long-term: Dasha and Stavros have known each other for over a decade but officially became a couple in 2018 (pictured in May 2018)
Exes: Dasha was married to Roman Abramovich, 53, for nearly 10 years (left). Stavros’s most high-profile romance was with Paris Hilton, 38, whom he dated from 2005 to 2007 (right)
Dasha, 38, a successful Moscow-born businesswoman and art gallery owner, and New York-born Stavros, 34, had been friends for more than a decade but became a couple after her 2017 split with Roman Abramovich, with whom she had two children.
‘St. Moritz affords the celebrities and guests security and privacy. What happens in St. Moritz stays in St. Moritz,’ the source added.
‘Locals do not generally bother the celebrity visitors. It is only a small town so it is virtually impossible to avoid bumping into them.
‘I expect locals will share a table with a few in the popular Salsastrains restaurants and not notice them openly. It is almost an unspoken code and one of the reasons the fabulously wealthy choose here for such celebrations.
‘St. Moritz itself is the most Swiss of all the Swiss ski resorts. It caters to an old money crowd, including generations of Niarchos, Guccis, and royalty from all over Europe and the Middle East as well as the horsey set.
‘It will be a fabulous party weekend and the folk who live here wish the happy couple all the very best and welcome them.’