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London Fashion Week: Harpers Bazaar's LFW Closing Party

14/08/2014 16:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

What do you get if you take celebrating designers, Hollywood stars, models, actors and It Girls and add a dash of Annabel's? Harpers Bazaar's London Fashion Week closing party of course!

Poppy Delevingne, Paloma Faith, Henry Holland and Helen McCrory all dashed along to the do, where Stoli cocktails were so more-ish the bar never stopped heaving and all anyone could talk about was their favourite collections.

Over a tipple or two, Samantha Barks said she "loved" the whole experience of being at Topshop Unique. "They always get it right," she said. "The venue, the collection - it was amazing. And to be sat there on the front row with Anna Wintour? A dream."

Barks has been in London just for fashion week and is now heading back to Dublin to continue filming upcoming movie Dracula. "I play a witch in full prosthethic make up that takes seven hours to get in to," she said. "I'm really enjoying it and the cast is brilliant. Luke Evans is lovely and Dominic Cooper is so much fun."

Portia Freeman - wearing the most incredible black Gucci dress - confided John Rocha had been her highlight of the Spring/Summer 2014 shows. "I thought his collection was so beautiful," she said. "But I also loved Preen and Whistles."

The model also revealed she's off to Milan for the next round of shows and can't wait for the "buzz" of the city's fashion week.

Meanwhile, Angela Scanlon - having a rare night off ahead of presenting the main stage at London Fashion Weekend - also loved a collection from the Rocha family. "I thought Simone Rocha was breathtaking," she said. "In fact it was sublime - I don't think I've ever used that word before, which probably shows how much I loved it."

Scanlon added Topshop Unique made her "want to go on holiday" - a girl after our own hearts!

Stopping for a few minutes to chat, Glenda Bailey - Editor-In-Chief of Harpers Bazaar US wearing Dries Van Noten and Alexander Wang - sung London Fashion Week's praises. "I've enjoyed the creativity so much," she said. "There's this huge amount of energy and excitement - it's so positive."

With cocktail-ing in full swing, David Gandy - he's probably the most charming man in world - caught up with Alice Temperley, Roland Mouret was more dashing than ever and Jared Leto could be found in a dark corner at the back of the party surrounded by girls.

Lulu Guinness chatted with Daphne Guinness and Shaun Leane - "London Fashion Week fills me with such pride", he said, "I love my home town" - and at the end of the night no one wanted to leave. A sign of a particularly joyful party, don't you think? Until next time...

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