Forget Lacroix darlings! Eddy, our very own PR to the fashion world, appears to be backing another designer now.
It has been revealed that, Ab Fab star, Jennifer Saunders will be turning on Stella McCartney's Christmas lights at the Bruton Street store this year. Previous comedy acts have opened the festivities, including Catherine Tate and The Mighty Boosh but, for me, there is an added meaning to this latest alliance.
If Stella's sheer polka-dot panel dresses had not increased my respect for her enough, the designer's decision to work with a comedian, who managed to write and star in a five-series show based on ridiculing the farcical side of fashion, certainly has!
Of course, there is a great deal more to Saunders than Ab Fab; a comedienne, screenwriter, actress and, more personally, cancer survivor. However, as someone who spends their days immersed up to their metaphorical (but beautifully adorned) ears in Vogue's latest news and swotting up on all there is to know about the fashion industry, I enjoy being brought down to Earth once-in-a-while.
Don't get me wrong, that doesn't stop me fantasising about swapping my little Ford Ka for a personal driver and taking lunch at Harvey Nichols before jetting off for some shopping in New York (yes, one can dream) but you can take it a step (or a few miles) too far. At the end of the day, I am in fashion for fashion alone and sometimes the best creations come from designers who don't take themselves too seriously.
The costumes in themselves were entertaining enough; whilst, at times, Saunders managed to look like a designer's nineties nightmare in every label she could find, I have always wondered where Bubble shopped for her...conversational pieces. Sarah Burns was the original Costume Designer followed by Rebecca Hale and they really did do an amazing job in representing the characters through their clothes.
Here are a few images...
|My Christmas outfit inspiration|
Oh and whilst I was looking through pictures, I came across this link for a competition (back in 2004, sorry). All you had to do was design an outfit for one of the main characters and they've kept the entries on the site! Just a bit of fun to look through and it's amazing what you can do with a bit of Paint!
|Even Saffy's jumpers are back in fashion!|
Have a good weekend!