It was all about old-schoolor should that be vintage?LL Cool J, TLC and Destiny's Child tunes on the decks at the Diesel party last night. Fuelled by champagne, vodka cocktails and the back-to-school adrenalin of the first night of LFW, editors, designers, stylists and stylists' assistants let their guard down on the ad-hoc dance floor upstairs at Diesel's New Bond Street store.
Diesel Black Gold designer Sophia Kokosalaki and Antonio Berardi (whose stylist Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou co-hosted the event) stayed beyond the obligatory appearance period out of the sheer fun of the event.
The Diesel party contrasted an earlier stop at Britney Spears's European tour launch 'do at the Sanctum Soho hotel. Britney was the main event, and between the minor reality stars jostling for an iPhone pic and the fact that the singer spent the three minutes of our visit ensconced in a banquette, the party had the feel of a unicorn's debut at a petting zoo.
Holding court elsewhere were Anja Rubik at the Kurt Geiger 'Everything But The Dress' accessories launch, and throngs of fashion insiders at B Store's fete in the Portland Place mansion where The King's Speech was filmed. Plumes of smoke and rafts of party-goers created a Bohemian feel in the stately surroundings as bands played on unseen floors.