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BEHIND THE SCENES: AGENT PROVOCATEUR AND ATSUKO KUDO LINGERIE SHOW

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.

Backstage at the Atsuko Kudo lingerie show

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?!

Abbey Clancy and Peaches Geldof, Backstage at Agent Provocateur lingerie show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

Backstage at Atsuko Kudo lingerie show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

Backstage at Agent Provocateur show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

Backstage at Atsuko Kudo lingerie show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

Backstage at Agent Provocateur lingerie show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

Backstage at Agent Provocateur lingerie show (Image: Mark Rabadan)

For more information about the Seven Bar Foundation, click here.

Words: Zing Tsjeng
Images: Mark Rabadan
With thanks to Fudge.

BEHIND THE SCENES: AGENT PROVOCATEUR AND ATSUKO KUDO LINGERIE SHOW

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