Sarah Burton,Christopher Bailey,Erdem Moralioglu,Christopher Kane and Giles Deacon joined scores of leading artists, writers and composers at ‘A Celebration of the Arts’, a special event in honour of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.
Among the crowd of 850 creative luminaries, the fashion designers stood out, having designed bespoke outfits for their well-heeled guests. Deacon’s design assistant Jess Gough stood a swan’s head taller than anyone else in the room, thanks to her Stephen Jones headpiece from the spring summer 2012 collection.
Agyness Deyn, a guest of close friend Henry Holland, wore a customised House of Holland gown, and Caroline Sieber, Christopher Kane’s plus-one, wore a crystal-encrusted dress based on a SS12 design. Lily Cole, who attended with once anti-royal designer Vivienne Westwood, wore a tiara with her very regal, very Westwood corseted gown.
‘My viewpoint is 180 degrees opposed to what it was,’ Dame Vivienne told the BBC. ‘I think she’s absolutely great, the Queen. At one time it was like, “You too can be a punk,” because we put a safety pin in her mouth, but we’re much more respectful now.’
Click through the gallery above to see images of the fashion guests