You might think that the biggest event on the British fashion calendar would call only for the top-end, most-expensive designer brands.
However, as was the case with the Met Ball earlier this year – we remember it as the Topshop dress show – more and more high street brands are getting in on the glamorous red carpet action.
While Poppy Delevingne stunned in Topshop Boutique, Ashley Madekwe wore Banana Republic and Ella Eyre was kitted out head to toe in one of our faves, River Island.
Supporting sister Cara – who won the Model Of The Year award (again!) – Poppy made her way to the event in one of our favourite looks of the night. The super-cute embellished, mesh mini-dress wasn’t from the designer racks but actually came from high street favourite Topshop.
She styled the outfit with a novelty cat clutch and some stunning pencil-point courts. We loved her hair almost as much as the dress as it was swept over to the side in a messy style.
Ashley Madekwe’s designer-looking white trouser suit was also a huge hit last night – and it was also right off the high street. The outfit is from Banana Republic’s first collection with new creative director, Marissa Webb. She has been brought in to give the brand a more fashionable image – and boy is she doing a fantastic job.
If Ashley’s look is anything to go by, it looks as if Banana Republic is headed for it’s best season yet.
Ella Eyre’s top-to-toe River Island look gave us a lovely viewing of the Christmas collection. That faux-fur coat is now top of our wish list, with the rest of the outfit following very closely behind. Hope you’re listening, Santa.
As if that wasn’t enough, model Sam Rollinson also stopped by the high street to pick up her outfit. Her red, satin minidress was from Topshop – and you will be able to shop it come February.
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AND Mollie King might have been wearing a designer gown, but when it came to her shoes, she couldn’t resist picking a pair of sandals from Office.
See, we told you celebs wear high street too.
By Amy de Klerk