Kirsten Dunst and co. make up an Istancool crowd in Istanbul

Kirsten Dunst and co. make up an Istancool crowd in Istanbul

Stars of film, fashion and art including Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and Courtney Love headed to Istanbul for the cultural arts festival Istancool

Fresh from her Cannes success, Kirsten Dunst and a stellar set of celebs including Tilda Swinton, Courtney Love and loved-up couple Sam Taylor Wood and Aaron Johnsson took to the Turkish capital for the cultural arts festival Istancool.


A weekend extravaganza of all things arts-based, Istancool festival by Liberatum and Istanbul’74 with Turkish fashion house Vakko celebrated its second year with a star-studded dinner in the grand environs of the presidential house of Istanbul University.

Wearing a show-stopping Chanel Couture frock, Kirsten Dunst, photographer Ryan McGinley and co. supped Istancool cocktails before sitting down to a delicious fine-dining experience and partying the night away.


New parents Aaron Johnson and Sam Taylor Wood cosied up at the bar while Courtney Love serenaded the crowds by candlelight before embracing actress Tilda Swinton in a heartfelt hug.

By Sarah Smith

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