LFW: Stars Of The Catwalk

30/08/2010 22:47 | Updated 22 May 2015

Naomi Campbell for Issa, London Fashion Week spring/summer 2010Ian Gavan/Getty Images

There is nothing better at Fashion Week than spotting a supermodel. As in, a Claudia/Christy/Linda kind of model.

The only thing that would top that is seeing two supermodels. Truly ideal? They'll be walking down a catwalk.

Well, this evening, Naomi Campbell opened the Issa show to loud claps and squeals, an appearance that couldn't be topped – until she emerged in her second outfit, a sequined bathing suit, and looked every bit as phenomenal as she did 20 years ago.

She closed the show as well, and each time she stepped onto the catwalk the audience cheered her on like no other.

Laura Bailey, Peaches Geldof, Daisy Lowe and a glowing, pregnant Jourdan Dunn looked on.

As if Naomi wasn't enough for one day, Kate Moss made an appearance at the Topshop Unique show, perched next to Sir Phillip Green's daughter (boyfriend Jamie Hince watched from the rafters). The City's Olivia Palermo, Alexa Chung and Jamie Winstone were also there admiring the grungy, sexy collection, styled by Katie Grand.

As if that's not enough celebs for one day, Vivienne Westwood Red Label's front row drew the likes of Joss Stone, Harry Potter's Ginny Weasley, aka Bonnie Wright, Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts and Sarah Harding and Geri Halliwell.

Pixie Geldof walked down the catwalk, as did Daisy Lowe, clutching a puppy. And Jasmine di Milo's sexy presentation/video installation got Paloma Faith and Leigh Lezark of the Misshapes involved.

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Famous faces aside, today also marked Matthew Williamson's return to London, and the city welcomed him back with open arms. He knows how to make the most gorgeous dresses in the most sumptuous fabrics, and he had front-rowers like Twiggy, Jade Parfitt, Trish Goff and Erin O'Connor nodding their approval. We're already dreaming about the multicoloured fitted dresses with sexy cut-outs in the front and back.

It wouldn't be fashion week without a party or two, and Topshop Unique's dinner had a very special guest: Anna Wintour has arrived! She was wearing the same dress she wore on her televised David Letterman appearance, which happily makes us think that's it's ok to start repeating outfits for big occasions. Joining her were Kate Moss, Christopher Bailey, Naomi Campbell, Eva Herzigova, Vivienne Westwood, Kate Moss and Estelle.

Meanwhile, Mulberry hosted a carnival of sorts at Claridges Hotel (where they presented their amazing new collection earlier. We want absolutely all of it). Balloons were everywhere, inside and out, guests were getting fake tattoos and admiring themselves in funhouse mirrors and mini burgers (meat and veg) and candy floss were on offer.

And did we mention the Friendly Fires were playing? London's bright young things posed for photos on a carousel horse. "I just mounted a horse," laughed Sarah Harding, still ecstatic from the Westwood show earlier, despite starting to lose her voice (the girls performed at Wembley with Coldplay last night).

"I'm not a fashionista or anything, I'm learning. It's my first time, I don't know where anything is and I'm like a sheep following everyone." Her Girls Aloud bandmate was spotted over by the fun fair games, which featured prizes including an oversized Bayswater bag, pink jungle print bracelets and mini stuffed animals.

Sadly, we left the fun fair with only a stuffed penguin. But we fared better than Girls Aloud's Roberts – she didn't win anything, but was given a sheet of stickers as a consolation prize.


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