If you were passing by Old Billingsgate Market earlier this week you might have noticed quite a few dashing individuals entering the venue wearing black tie and being snapped away by several dozen paparazzi. It was a big night as London played host to a massive catwalk of lingerie featuring some of the most prestigious brands in the business. Agent Provocateur, one of the organisers and brands being showcased on the night, asked me to come along to the event to have a look backstage and front of house as the show rolled on. What I saw was nothing short of miraculous.
What must have been nearly 100 models and performers took to the stage for London Lingerie 2012 all in aid of The Seven Bar Foundation, a charity devoted to empowering women around the world. Alongside gorgeous catwalk models we saw several big name celebs get gutsy and strut their stuff in next to nothing for attendees. Abbey Clancy, Sarah Harding, Immodesty Blaize, Peaches Geldof, Zara Martin and Olivia Inge all appeared on stage wearing beautiful pieces from Agent Provocateur. Several of the pieces showcased had been created specifically for this evening, including Snake Ladder Stockings representing the Seven Bar Foundation Logo.
It was truly a spectacular evening full of big names, bold designs and charitable giving. Here’s a look backstage and a few pics from the front of the catwalk.