Almost an hour after the scheduled start, the star studded crowd couldn't help but tap their feet and bob their heads to the live music that started when a five piece band finally camed on the catwalk and two dancers, draped in purple jersey burst on to the scene and cavorted down the catwalk. This was exciting enough...fashion shows don't usually start like this. And then the whispers started, where is he?
Sitting demurely, front row, head to toe in black (velvet and lace of course) Prince started to sing along with his band, before suddenly springing from the front row, to waltz up the catwalk with his purple girls and take centre stage! Fashion etiquette went out of the window as normally aloof fashion directors and magazine editors leapt up and dug around frantically for their camera phones. Never before has a show received such a standing ovation before it started! What a treat!