Last night marked Agent Provocateur’s first fashion show in five years – and it was all for a good cause. Along with latex designer Atsuko Kudo, the two pooled their (skimpily-clad) resources to produce a charity lingerie show that set Old Billingsgate Market on fire. Wonderland went backstage for all the NSFW spills and thrills.
The show raised funds for the Seven Bar foundation, a charity tackling poverty head-on by empowering women in poverty-stricken areas through microfinance loans. To those of us who didn’t graduate with a degree in economics, that means lending money to women all over the world – from impoverished villages in Guatemala to slums in India – so that they can fund their own business and improve their lives.
According to Fudge global session stylist Snowden Hill, the entire event was a long time in the making. “It’s basically been a three-month process,” he told us. “There were just under 90 heads of hair to do for two shows – but my favourite was probably the Goth look,which was just drizzles of hair. The clothes are so sexy, so doing something a bit off the beaten track was great!”
The good cause attracted a fair few celebrities, with Abbey Clancey and Peaches Geldof (below) strutting their stuff down the catwalk and Bridesmaids star Chris O’Dowd putting up £12,000 in the charity auction for a VIP Glastonbury ticket (although he seemed to regret it later). That’s a couple thousand pounds for a good cause, at least?!
For more information about the Seven Bar Foundation, click here.
Words: Zing Tsjeng
Images: Mark Rabadan
With thanks to Fudge.