GRAND TOUR: Kylie Minogue kicked off London Collections: Men on Sunday night at a party hosted by British GQ and Dolce & Gabbana at the latter’s new store on Bond Street.


And she was very clear that clothes do NOT make the man. “I think it’s about individuality — which might seem like a contradiction when you put ten men in the same suit. It’s about wearing things in your own way. As Oscar Wilde said: ‘You might as well be yourself, everyone else is already taken.’ As for Minogue’s upcoming single, “Into the Blue,” the Australian star said it will be “emotional pop,” but apart from that she declined to give anything away.

The store’s interiors were an homage to the Italian landscape, featuring large-scale models of key landmarks including the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. “They never do things by halves,” said David Gandy peering over a balcony at the Colosseum in the store’s lobby.


Guests included the Scottish International rugby player turned model and actor Thom Evans, Ella Catliff, Marvin Humes, Tanya Burr, and Solange Smith. The evening culminated with a performance by the violinist Charlie Siem, who played variations from the opera “La Molinara,” and a piece by the Norwegian virtuoso — and his ancestor — Ole Bull.

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