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LFW s/s 2020: LOVE Magazine & YouTube - party

Monday 16 September 2019

Fresh from walking in the Burberry show, models Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid headed to LOVE Magazine and YouTube's London Fashion Week party where they joined an A-list crowd including Naomi Campbell, Rita Ora and Christina Aguilera. Hosted by LOVE's editor, Katie Grand, and man about town Derek Blasberg, who heads up YouTube's fashion and beauty partnerships division, other VIPs included Lottie Moss, Nick Grimshaw, Agyness Deyn and Paloma Faith.

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LFW s/s 2020: Burberry - catwalk show

Monday 16 September 2019

Kendall JennerIrina Shayk, Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid took to the catwalk as Burberry's Creative Director, Riccardo Tisci, unveiled his third collection for the iconic British brand. Naomi Campbell, Dua Lipa, Anwar Hadid, Rosalía, FKA Twigs, Isabelle Huppert, and K-Pop star Jisoo were front row at Troubadour White City Theatre as Tisci presented his eclectic collection, themed around evolution. 

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LAPADA x Sarabande Foundation: The Craftsman's Dinner

Monday 16 September 2019

Sarabande supporters Eddie Redmayne and Hannah Bagshawe made a surprise appearance as the charity held a dinner and preview of this year’s LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair, joining Lucy Yeomans, Mark Hix, Rupert Friend, Kelly Hoppen and Aimee Mullins at the prestigious art fair. Held at Berkeley Square and celebrating the late Alexander McQueen’s charity, other VIPs included Harry Blain, Jackie St Clair, Amanda Strang, Jess Hallett and John Gardiner.

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LFW s/s 2020: Victoria Beckham - catwalk show

Sunday 15 September 2019

Dame Helen Mirren, Edward Enninful and Anna Wintour joined Victoria Beckham at The Foreign and Commonwealth Office for her London Fashion Week show. Husband David Beckham, sons Brooklyn and Cruz, and daughter Harper were front row as she launched her spring/summer collection, with Maya Jama, Alexa Chung, Laura Bailey and Sinéad Burke among other guests. The show, which was streamed live to 100 guests at Beckham's Dover Street store, was followed by a private dinner.

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Virgin Voyages x Gareth Pugh - launch party

Sunday 15 September 2019

Pose star Billy Porter and pop star Christina Aguilera joined Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson and British fashion designer Gareth Pugh as they celebrated the launch of their collaboration for Virgin Voyages, Branson's new cruise line. Pugh has designed uniforms for the 1000 person staff on the service, and the cutting edge garments were debuted to VIPs including Vick Hope, Lilah Parsons, Laura Whitmore and Portia Ferrari at The Royal Opera House.

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LFW s/s 2020: Fashion For Relief - catwalk show & afterparty

Saturday 14 September 2019

Pierce Brosnan, Anna Wintour, Alexa Chung, Derek Blasberg, Adwoa Aboah, Maya Jama, Lady Kitty Spencer and Kim Jones sat front row for Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief fundraiser and catwalk show as it returned home to London. Models Stella Maxwell, Adut Akech, Erin O’Connor, Leomie Anderson and Lennon Gallagher wore designs by Givenchy, Dior, Gucci and Alexander McQueen, while American rapper Eve gave a surprise performance to round off the charity show at The British Museum.

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A Very British Affair with CLIC Sargent - fundraiser

Friday 13 September 2019

Holly Willoughby, Ben Shephard and Declan Donnelly were among a host of TV stars out for CLIC Sargent's A Very British Affair auction at Claridge's. Held during London Fashion Week, the cancer charity's fundraiser, hosted by Jake Humphrey and Christine Lampard, also saw appearances from Ore OdubaNatasha KaplinskyReggie Yates and McFly stars Danny Jones and Harry Judd.

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The Clara Lionel Foundation: Diamond Ball

Thursday 12 September 2019

Rihanna was joined by Cardi B, Kehlani, YG, Normani, A$AP Rocky, Ebonee Davis, 21 Savage, Migos, Megan Thee Stallion, Slick Woods and Meek Mill at her annual Diamond Ball. DJ Khaled and Pharrell Williams performed at the benefit in aid of the Clara Lionel Foundation, a charity named in honour of Rihanna's grandparents, promoting education through the arts. G-Eazy, Paula Patton, A$AP Ferg, Fat Joe, 2 Chains and Terrence J were also among guests at Cipriani Wall Street.

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The Duchess of Sussex x Smart Works - capsule collection launch

Thursday 12 September 2019

The Duchess of Sussex delivered an inspiring speech at the John Lewis Roof Garden to launch her Smart Works capsule collection ahead of London Fashion Week. Featuring items from John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Jigsaw, the launch marked Meghan's return to royal duties following her maternity leave.

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BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald Annual Global Charity Day

Wednesday 11 September 2019

The Duke of Sussex made a record-breaking £1bn deal for charity at this year’s BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald Charity Day, setting the bar high for fellow celebrity fundraisers Kit Harington, Common, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Cheryl, Peter Crouch, Sadiq Khan and Sam Allardyce. British astronaut Tim Peake made his first appearance at the fundraiser, which is held annually to commemorate the company's employees who lost their lives in 9/11, while Alan Carr, Donna Air, Jimmy Carr, Natalie Appleton and Abbey Clancy were among other VIPs closing deals at 1 Churchill Place.

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NYFW s/s 2020: Michael Kors - catwalk show

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Emily Ratajkowski and Anna Wintour were in the front row as American fashion veteran Michael Kors presented his latest collection at New York Fashion Week. Gigi and Bella Hadid walked the catwalk at Brooklyn Navy Yard, as well as Kaia Gerber, Adut Akech and Adesuwa Aighewi. Derek Blasberg, Justine Skye, Lucy Hale, Olivia Palermo, Olivia Perez, Patti Hansen, Suki Waterhouse and Yalitza Aparicio were among guests.

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Heartbeat of Home - press night

Wednesday 11 September 2019

Amy HartKelly Homes and Graziano Di Prima were among VIP guests at the press night of Heartbeat of Home at the Piccadilly Theatre. Dr Ranj SinghMichel Roux Jr and Angela Rippon also attended the show's opening which features a fusion of Irish, Afro-Cuban, hip-hop, Latin, and contemporary dance styles, and other guests included Stephanie BeachamSummer Monteys-FullamNaomi IstedBertie CarvelPenny Smith and Anna Wilson-Jones.

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NYFW s/s 2020: Savage x Fenty - catwalk show

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Bella and Gigi Hadid, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Graham, Cara Delevingne, Shanina Shaik, Chanel Iman, Hailee Steinfeld, Kehlani and Ashley Benson all wore lingerie from Rihanna’s new Savage x Fenty collection as they arrived at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for her NYFW catwalk show. The highly anticipated show and performance, which premieres on Amazon Prime later this month, featured performances from Halsey, Migos, A$AP Ferg and DJ Khaled, while Slick Woods and Joan Smalls both made a return to the Savage x Fenty runway alongside newcomers Laverne Cox and Alex Wek. Dame Anna Wintour was spotted sitting front row, while other VIP guests included Paris and Nicky Hilton, Toni Garn, Diplo, Irina Shayk, Derek Blasberg, G-Eazy and Kacey Musgraves.

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Toronto International Film Festival: Judy - gala film screening

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Bridget Jones star Renée Zellweger stepped out at The Toronto International Film Festival for the debut of her new film in which she plays Judy Garland in the later years of her life. Director Rupert Goold and co-star Finn Wittrock were also at the screening, which garnered a rare standing ovation from the audience at The Princess of Wales Theatre.

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NYFW s/s 2020: DKNY Turns 30 - party

Monday 09 September 2019

Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Ashley Benson, Alessandra Ambrosio, Charlie Puth, Suki Waterhouse, Winnie Harlow and Sara Sampaio gathered at Brooklyn’s St Ann’s Warehouse to celebrate DKNY’s 30th birthday party. Hosted by the label’s eponymous founder Donna Karan during NYFW, the evening featured a set by The Martinez Duo and an intimate performance from Halsey, where VIP guests including Sophia Hutchins, Nina Agdal, Luka Sabbat, Daniel Caesar and Draya Michelle were spotted dancing in the crowd.

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Downton Abbey - world film premiere & afterparty

Monday 09 September 2019

Dame Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Tuppence Middleton, stars of Downton Abbey, were reunited with director Lord Julian Fellowes on the red carpet to celebrate the premiere of the film, which follows the hugely successful ITV series. Guests at Cineworld Leicester Square included David Haig, Fleur East and Katie Piper, and cast members Laura Carmichael, Dame Penelope Wilton, Imelda Staunton, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Sophie McShera, Brendan Coyle and Lesley Nicol. After the screening, celebrations continued at Quaglino's on Bury Street.

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The TV Choice Awards

Monday 09 September 2019

Holly WilloughbyPhillip Schofield, Lorraine Kelly and Rochelle Humes were among daytime favourites at this year's TV Choice Awards. Winners on the night included Adrian Dunbar, Danny Dyer and Alison King, who were joined by Love Island stars Amber Gill, Maura Higgins and Anna Vakili. AJ Pritchard, Billie Shepherd, Chris Packham, Demi Sims and Helen George were also at London's Hilton Park Lane.

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NYFW s/s 2020: Tommy Hilfiger - catwalk show

Sunday 08 September 2019

Veteran designer Tommy Hilfiger posed with collaborator and Euphoria star Zendaya outside Harlem’s Apollo Theater ahead of their second New York Fashion Week Show together, which boasted front row guests Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Georgia May Jagger, Olivia Palermo, Suki Waterhouse, Meghan Trainor, Iskra Lawrence, Kehlani and Jameela Jamil. On the runway, a pregnant Ashley Graham cradled her bump as she walked alongside Winnie Harlow, Candice Swanepoel and Leomie Anderson during the highly anticipated show.

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Toronto International Film Festival: The Goldfinch - gala film screening

Sunday 08 September 2019

Nicole Kidman joined an ensemble cast for the world debut of The Goldfinch, the big screen adaptation of Donna Tartt's acclaimed novel, as part of the Toronto Film Festival. Finn WolfhardAnsel Elgort, Luke Wilson and Denis O'Hare were at Roy Thompson Hall for the screening ahead of an afterparty.

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Temple - VIP TV screening

Thursday 05 September 2019

Mark Strong joined his co-star Lily Newmark as Sky One hosted a special screening of his new TV series at Hackney's EartH, with an orchestra performing a live score to the first episode as it debuted to press and VIPs. TV chef Isaac Carew was spotted in the audience snacking on popcorn as the atmospheric drama, about an illegal medical clinic, premiered ahead of an afterparty where Groove Armada's Tom Findlay took to the decks.

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Top Boy - UK TV premiere & afterparty

Wednesday 04 September 2019

Executive producer Drake joined cast and VIP guests at Hackney Picturehouse for the premiere of Netflix's new drama series Top Boy. Ashley Walters, who plays main character Dushane in the show, which follows the story of life on an east London estate engulfed in organised crime, led arrivals on the red carpet, alongside co-stars Little Simz, Dave and Michael Ward. VIP guests included Adwoa Aboah, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Andre Gray, Lethal Bizzle, Krept, Julie Adenuga, Goldie and Amplify Dot.