Merry Christmas, possums

It’s the most purple time of the year

Dame Edna Everage brought the glamour to Stella McCartney’s annual Christmas lights switch-on yesterday – no mean feat when your fellow attendees include Sienna Miller, Salma Hayek, Dame Judi Dench and Laura Carmichael.

The bespectacled legend – whose farewell tour is playing at the nearby London Palladium – addressed the crowd before lighting up Stella’s Bruton Street boutique. ‘Stella has made some outfits for me before,’ she quipped. ‘I’m not saying they were my favourites…’

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She also nodded to Stella’s famous stance on using only sustainable fabrics, joking, ‘Tonight, I’m wearing humanely culled acrylic.’

‘The minute we have the lights go on, I know Christmas is about to begin,’ Stella told us.

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