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…’


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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