Never one to disappoint, Katy England brought not only herself, Alister Mackie and ballet dancers from The Royal and Kirov Ballets along to today's final day of the Bring & Buy shoot: she also delivered a surprise donation from the Alexander McQueen studio. This dress is one of two made for Naomi Campbell, cut from the material used to fashion the famous feather design dress from McQueen's Spring/Summer 2003 collection. The other, worn for Naomi's birthday that year, was red. This blue one was secreted into the archive...until now. Today it re-enters fashion currency for the shoot, and in September you can bid to make it your own.
Following shots by Katie Grand, Jacob K, Nancy Rohde, Jonathan Kaye, Jamie Surman, Erika Kurihara, Jodie Barnes, Simon Foxton, NOKI, Francesca Burns, Sarah Richardson, Tal Brener, Cathy Edwards, Judy Blame and Nelson, Katy and Alister are busily customising their garments to dress Ivan Putrov and Daria Pavlenko, from The Royal and Kirov ballets respectively. They will be followed by Nicola Formichetti, who is styling up designer Gareth Pugh and Kylie Minogue's dancers with the help of a host of shiny black balloons, looks like! The grand finale is courtesy of designer Ann-Sofie Back, whose pattern-cutter from Kazakhstan has agreed to model.
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