You really couldn't ask for a better finale to London Fashion Week than what Burberry Prorsum delivered Tuesday night.
A front row packed with international editors including Anna Wintour and French Vogue's Carine Roitfeld, renowned photographers like Bruce Weber and Mario Testino and celebrities including Mary Kate Olsen, Liv Tyler, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, Samantha Cameron, Lord Mandelson, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto (who sweetly held hands throughout the show) and Victoria Beckham all came to show their support of London Fashion Week.
"I flew over just to be here," Watson, the face of the current Burberry campaign, told us. It was designer Christopher Bailey's first London show for the label, and he stayed faithful to the brand's traditional roots with bestsellers like the classic trench, but modernised the vision for 2010 by adding lots of beautiful details.
We loved all of the delicate pastel dresses, in chiffon, silk and shades of mint green, lavender, pale pink and baby blue. The crowd went from the show at the Chelsea College of Art to a party at Burberry headquarters on Horseferry Road, where celebs were roped into a VIP area and Alexa Chung and Agyness Deyn DJed, while guests noshed on mini fish pies and goat's cheese wrapped in courgette.
While Burberry was undoubtedly the highlight of the day (and week!), today also marked the return of Jonathan Saunders to the London catwalks. Thandie Newton looked stunning sporting one of his dresses in the front row.
We also loved the feathers at Roksanda Ilincic and the florals at Erdem. Jeremy Scott, who made his London debut today, delivered on the promise of his wild catwalk antics and staged a show in homage to The Flintstones, where models like Liberty Ross, Daisy Lowe and Pixie Geldof sported dresses, jackets and bathing suits in 'cave' prints.
Bones were inserted into the wild hair-dos, accessorised shoes and even showed up as prints on denim items and on the Longchamp bag designed by Scott, which front-rowers got to take home.
As the Burberry show came to a close today, silver sparkles fell from the sky. It was a magical moment for London Fashion Week, hopefully marking many more to come. Let's hope that next season, the A-listers come back for more, and that the designers continue to inspire.