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Topic - Jonathan Saunders
When did the modern era begin? With the Renaissance? With Elvis Presley?
London Fashion Week kicked into high gear Sunday, with a hectic day of shows that culminated in Lady Gaga taking a starring turn on celebrity milliner Philip Treacy's catwalk.
Few designers could, or would, overshadow the models wearing their outfits. But Vivienne Westwood did just that Sunday, closing her London Fashion Week show by walking down the catwalk wearing a crazy printed T-shirt, shorts and makeup that looked as if she had a giant black eye.
London turned its attention from the Olympics to the catwalk Friday as fashion designers, buyers and journalists flooded into the British capital for the spring 2013 previews.
After an exhilarating Olympic summer, the party in London is just beginning for the fashion crowd.
Who were those gowned women?
Rock 'n' roll fanatic Paul Smith says he's drawing on the spirit of Jimi Hendrix for a dark and rich spring-summer show, one of the highlights of London's Fashion Week.
"I loved the contrast between the gold and white coupled with this refined column silhouette, which I revisit a lot," Saunders said in a statement.