SEEING RED: “I was so worried that people would be thinking that I look like a Virgin flight attendant,” said Tinie Tempah this week, showing that even the most stylish types can occasionally suffer from outfit anxiety. “It’s Paul Smith, and I love it, but it is very red,” he said of his suit, which was the color of a tomato.
Tempah was hosting a dinner at Sketch with GQ editor Dylan Jones and Sir Paul Smith himself to mark the end of London Collections: Men. Tempah, who attended most of the week’s shows in his capacity as a London fashion ambassador, quipped that “sitting next to David Gandy every couple of hours is never a bad thing.” Gandy is a fellow ambassador.
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Guests included Katie Eary, Harry Styles, Michael McIntyre, James Corden, Jessie J, Aluna Francis, Laura Whitmore and British Fashion Council chairman Natalie Massenet.
Earlier in the evening, Wallpaper played host to a particularly dapper crowd at Hauser & Wirth gallery on Savile Row, where busts of Nefertiti and sculptures of upturned chairs by German artist Isa Genzken adorned the space. Guests included Smith, Patrick Grant, Nick Hart and Alexander Lewis.