Naomi Campbell kicked off a week of parties to mark the start of London Fashion Week.
The supermodel hosted the official London Fashion Week presented by Clearpay opening party at the Windmill in Soho on Thursday night.
Taking to the stage to address party attendees — including the CEO and chairman of the British Fashion Council Caroline Rush and Stephanie Phair, actress Sabrina Elba, pop star and designer Tinie Tempah and model and activist Munroe Bergdorf — Campbell, 51, said: “I just want to say thank you so much London… London has always been the centre of creativity and it was first and we have to be first again. London Fashion Week, let’s go.”
Meanwhile Rush predicted that London Fashion Week — which continues until Tuesday — would be a release amid the pandemic.
“I think lockdown just created a lot of pent up excitement that we’re going to see come out over the next few days,” she said.
Last night’s mistress of ceremonies was drag queen and compère Heiress Blackstone, who said: “Art has always been so crucial to the upkeep of morale. We have really seen that again this time because when we open our door, baby, there’s been an audience like never before.
“They always say, after the plague comes the renaissance and we’re dancing in the renaissance right now.”
Jodie Harsh DJed at the party. Meanwhile across town, Lila Moss hosted the Miu Miu Select London event — with the daughter of supermodel Kate Moss wearing a little black dress for the occasion.
Elsewhere, Amelia Hamlin was among those to attend the Roberta Einer event during London at the NoMad London.