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Of course, she threw in a few sparkly evening dresses, with a plunging neckline or a backless look, to help make cocktail hour sizzle.

Despite leaving behind the fine weather and natural allure of Brazil, Issa said she finds joy in London, even if the weather is often drab.

“Even when it’s misty and fog, it’s beautiful,” she said. “The shades of gray are fantastic. And it’s not misty and foggy all the time.”

And she gets a kick out of being part of an A-list fashion crowd, enjoying a reception Friday night at 10 Downing Street with designer Victoria Beckham, American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and other top figures.

Issa denies designing any maternity clothes for the Duchess of Cambridge, who is expecting a baby in July. But she said many of her stretchy dresses are popular with mothers-to-be.

The five-day spectacle continues Sunday with shows by Vivienne Westwood, Temperley London, L’Wren Scott and others.