We’re sticking to our laurels – we just don’t care about London Fashion Week. But we do care about Prince, our Purple Hero of Pop. Thus, this morning, we cast our eye for a protracted second on a more enjoyable fashionista blurb – “Prince wows London fashion elite.” Turns out the artist formally known as Prince not only joined Matthew Williamson’s show, but stole it, leaping onto the stage to cajole all with his 1987 single “U Got the Look.”
What followed then can best be diagnosed as fashion frenzy – camera phones went snapping and some members of the audience reportedly did the tres uncool act of, oh dear, standing up.
The lucky crowd then got a second injection of Prince at the show’s close, when he sung his signature “Kiss".
This certainly ranks as one of the most interesting forms of warm-ups (yes, still a few more shows to go for our singer) and Williamson – the man who can do no wrong – should give himself a big pat on his smug back.
By Jemimah Steinfeld
Image from mprigg’s Flickrstream.