PEOPLE-WATCHING at the Ralph & Russo show is almost as enjoyable as the show itself. A select few fashion fans – including Olivia Palermo and Amber le Bon – were seated front row, but the real interest lay in watching the brand’s customers arrive. From Saudi princesses to American heiresses, the clientele of London’s only official couture label are almost as diverse and beautiful as the creations themselves – all arriving at least 20 minutes late, as is their prerogative.
Fifties silhouettes – off-the-shoulder dresses with nipped-in waists and exaggerated hips – were accompanied by accessories that also wouldn’t have been out of place in the era: fur stoles and over-sized corsages. More traditional eveningwear – the long dresses favoured by the label’s high-profile clients, including Angelina Jolie – was in evidence too, as were the pretty day dresses so ably showcased by Suki Waterhouse et all as they flutter from party to party.
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