HEAVEN AWAITS: Unmissable in a sharp leopard-print blazer, Mark Ronson was manning the DJ decks, playing a mix of hip-hop tracks for the crowd at the opening of Harrods’ opulent new fifth-floor shoe department, Shoe Heaven, on Tuesday.
“I mean, it is heaven, isn’t it?” said the British television presenter Angela Scanlon, one of London Fashion Week’s snazziest front-row fixtures. “I saw my dream shoes today on Simone Rocha’s catwalk. Those flat white ones with the fur? They must be mine.”
Nicholas Kirkwood was hanging out with Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, the duo behind the Peter Pilotto label. He designed the shoes that appeared in their spring show.
“We are thinking it is maybe time for a holiday,” said Pilotto. “We like to go trekking — just day treks, not for days away. Last year we walked through the cloud forest in Venezuela, which was incredible.”
Old-school bartenders in smart white jackets shook martinis beside classic cocktail trolleys for guests including Charlotte Dellal, Edie Campbell, Otis Ferry, Jack Guinness, Suki Waterhouse, Jourdan Dunn, Sandra Choi, Dominic Cooper and Rupert Sanderson.
After a performance by a troupe of dancing girls in the 42,000-square-foot David Collins Studio-designed space, the party showed little sign of slowing down as it stretched well past its scheduled end.