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Dame Joan Collins, 88, is agelessly glamorous in white as she and husband Percy Gibson, 57, dine out


Dame Joan Collins, 88, enjoyed a dinner out with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 57, in West Hollywood this Wednesday night.

Joan cut an agelessly glamorous figure in a sleek white cocktail dress hemmed at the knee with a complementary wrap and a monochrome brooch.

Percy, already exuding summertime chic in a khaki suit and white pocket square, gallantly helped her up onto the curb by the hand.

Radiant: Dame Joan Collins, 88, enjoyed a dinner out with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 57, in West Hollywood this Wednesday night

Radiant: Dame Joan Collins, 88, enjoyed a dinner out with her fifth husband Percy Gibson, 57, in West Hollywood this Wednesday night

Just two nights earlier the duo had made a showstopping appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where Joan has been regular fixture for years.

The Vanity Fair bash also used to regularly welcome Joan’s sister Jackie Collins, the bestselling ‘bonkbuster’ novelist who died in 2015 after a secret cancer battle.

Percy, the longest-lasting of her husbands, is more than 30 years younger than Joan, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: ‘If he dies, he dies.’  

Last month the couple, who keep a home in Belgravia, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary with a star-studded party at Claridge’s.

Looking fab: Joan cut an agelessly glamorous figure in a sleek white cocktail dress hemmed at the knee with a complementary shawl and a black brooch

Looking fab: Joan cut an agelessly glamorous figure in a sleek white cocktail dress hemmed at the knee with a complementary shawl and a black brooch

Simon Cowell, Elizabeth Hurley and Sarah ‘Fergie’ Ferguson all attended the fete, according to a report in OK! magazine.

On the career front Joan released a gossipy book of her diaries last year and this year she starred in a BBC documentary about her life called This Is Joan Collins.

In a recent New York Times interview she decried the anti-men sentiment that she feels has grown since the Me Too movement.

‘Sadly, I think that now young men are suffering from being labeled toxically masculine, because of this rise of anti-maleness,’ she shared. 

Gentleman: Percy, already exuding summertime chic in a khaki suit and white pocket square, gallantly helped her up onto the curb by the hand

Gentleman: Percy, already exuding summertime chic in a khaki suit and white pocket square, gallantly helped her up onto the curb by the hand

Meanwhile she recalled that sexual misconduct ‘happened to girls all the time’ in showbiz when she was young. ‘A lot of the time, I would just laugh in their faces.’

As for whether the wrongdoing has continued to this day, she remarked: ‘I’m not having men making passes at me, so I don’t know. But I think probably.’

Although she told the newspaper her own Me Too experiences were ‘nasty memories that I don’t wish to relive,’ she included the details in her memoir Past Imperfect.

The book had no shortage of darker moments such as when 20th Century Fox chief Darryl Zanuck attempted to force himself on her in a hotel hallway. 

Details: Percy, the longest-lasting of her husbands, is more than 30 years younger than Joan, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: 'If he dies, he dies'

Details: Percy, the longest-lasting of her husbands, is more than 30 years younger than Joan, a gap she dismisses in interviews with the line: ‘If he dies, he dies’

‘I wondered how to get out of this without having to knee him in the groin,’ she wrote. ‘Luckily Dorothy Dandridge and a makeup man came walking down the corridor and I made my escape, vowing to keep out of Mr Z.’s way in the future.’ 

Joan was married at 18 to her first husband Maxwell Reed, an actor who spiked her drink and raped her on their first date and whom she eventually left after he tried to sell her for a night to an Arab sheikh for £10,000.

Her subsequent ex-husbands included Anthony Newley, with whom she had her daughter Tara and her son Sacha.

She also wed former Beatles manager Ron Kass, who fathered her daughter Katie, and ex-pop act Peter Holm, whom she dismissively refers to now as ‘the Swede.’ 

Swanking about: Just two nights earlier the duo had made a showstopping appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where Joan has been regular fixture for years

Swanking about: Just two nights earlier the duo had made a showstopping appearance at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, where Joan has been regular fixture for years

Joan recently remarked that of all her marriages ‘The only one I didn’t understand was the Swede. That was such a total mistake.’

Her marriage to Peter Holm also resulted in a temporary rift with Jackie, who despised him, but who mended fences with Joan upon their breakup.

When Joan threw a party celebrating the divorce, Jackie gave out t-shirts reading ‘Holm is not where the heart is,’ and ‘Holm-less.’ 

Now however Joan has found the right man – she joked to Jonathan Ross last year that her marriage to Percy has run as long as the previous four marriages combined. 

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