Photos: Courtesy of Christian Vit


Christian Vit

Charlotta Poppius / July 10, 2019

Christian Vit knows a thing or two about events. The Italian actor can be found at an opening of London’s latest art gallery, a fashion week party or at a charity gala supporting a cause he believes in. Vit doesn’t just look like a character in Games of Thrones, he actually played a role in the series which launched his career in the UK and now has aΒ recurring role on the popular BBC drama Holby City.

How do you choose what to go to and what to avoid?

I really enjoy attending charity events, awards ceremonies and art openings. These types of events definitely trigger my curiosity. In the unfortunate circumstance that my experience of an event is negative β€” I don’t give it much room for improvement the year after (laughs), in which case I will not be RSVP’ing a second time.

How long does it take you to get ready?

I can be tuxed and groomed in 20 minutes.

What is your arrival strategy?

I usually arrive 15 minutes after the start time β€” I try and avoid being ‘the opener’. However, I tend not to arrive too late either, as this is impolite toward the host and organisers.

What is your drink of choice?

I like champagne (not prosecco!) β€” the quality of bubbles is a good way to tell exactly which calibre of event you have found yourself at.

Where do you stand on event food?

Hey β€” I’m Italian, so I always keep a lookout for the waiters (laughs).

Do you dance or do you decline?

I dance if the vibe or ambiance lends itself to it. I personally like it best if there is a sit-down dinner which transforms into a full-on party.

What is the best event you’ve ever been to?

The V&A Summer Party was definitely one the best.

What are your favourite venues?

I like it when events are held either at a museum or a historical heritage site.

What is the ultimate no-no for a VIP?

Losing control (due to alcohol) and becoming a pest. Being loud and obnoxious is not a wise choice when running in relatively small circles.

What is your departure strategy?

As soon as I sense that the vibe is slowing down, I take that as my cue to thank my hosts and leave.

Where do you stand on social media?

I am present on social media, however I do not overshare and I keep it discreet.

What are the best cities for a party?

From my experience β€” Rome, Paris, London, LA and New York are some of the best places for memorable events and parties.

Who is your favourite host?

Anyone who is able to keep the event alive and interesting. I really enjoy it when a host is able keep you laughing and engaged and when they add something a little extra to the event with their personality.

What makes a great event?

The combination of multiple things β€” the venue, the host and the guest list oiled by the quality of drinks. And of course the food!