FAMILY AFFAIR: Stella McCartney hosted her annual Christmas party in true British style — with mince pies and a hefty dose of British humor.
As per tradition, the designer asked guests at her Bruton Street store in Mayfair — including Bianca Jagger, Stormzy, Neelam Gill and Winnie Harlow — to join her for a surprise comedic performance and the switching on of the Christmas lights on Wednesday.
This year, British comedian Leigh Francis did the honors. Portraying Keith Lemon — his famously inappropriate, outrageous alter ego — he performed a comedic sketch that had everyone giggling and blushing at the same time, before pressing the big gold glittery button that lit up the building’s facade.
“Keith is joining the family of our Christmas light performers, and I told him we don’t just choose any old riff-raff to do that. Plus we’re both ginger,” said the designer referring to her red-haired friend.
It’s been a big week for McCartney: On Monday night, she received the Special Recognition Award for Innovation at the Fashion Awards in London. “It felt there was a reason and a strong energy behind the awards this year. A number of people who were awarded are really striving for change,