You didn’t see that one coming, did you? Not exactly your classic coupling, Alexa Chung and Boris Johnson are the most unlikely fashion friends we’ve seen in a while. Boris Johnson? Fashion? Yup, the mayor of London has dipped his sartorial toe into the world of fashion to promo LFW to the yanks.
Crossing the pond just in time for New York Fashion Week, Boris took the opportunity to host a British Fashion Council dinner cheekily reminding everyone of Britain’s major fashion credentials. And the Brits came out to join him.
From stylists Luella Bartley and Katie Grand to VOGUE’s Anna Wintour (yep, we forget she’s British as well) and Coach’s Stuart Vevers, the Brit fash pack were out in force. But the couple that had everyone’s attention were the unlikely duo of Boris and Alexa. Looking like they were have a whale of a time, the two London icons posed in front of a Union Jack flag for photos. Just in case we doubted their allegiance…
Clearly when it comes to men Alexa has a specific type. Continuing the theme of suit-wearing men with blue eyes and a waft of white blonde hair, Alexa took to a slightly younger model in the form of sixteen year old model and Instagram sensation Lucky Blue. We’d count ourselves lucky if we got to sit next to Alexa for a whole evening as well.
First a London mayor then a male model set to walk New York Fashion Week? We reckon Alexa’s thought this through more than she’s letting on. Go girl!
By George Driver