HAVE YOU EVER watched a model strutting their stuff down the catwalk and thought “I could do better than that?” That was clearly the opinion of one fine young fella who found himself in the front row of the catwalk at Global Kids Fashion Week, and decided to hop up on stage and get in on the act, strutting alongside two young models and muscling in on their moment in front of photographers before his mummy could quickly whisk him away.
It was all part of the fun and games at the party to launch Global Kids Fashion Week. The catwalk show kicked off with a thumping sound track and a parade of young models wearing designers including Paul Smith, Gaultier Junior, Fendi and more. As the children boogied and somersaulted their way down the catwalk, the audience of young movers and shakers showed their appreciation with rapturous cheers and applause as a shower of glittery confetti proved a fitting finale.
The party continued post-catwalk with organic fruit juice and freshly popped popcorn for younger guests, while the grown-up chaperones were treated to a glass of champagne. More entertainment ensued with a bubble magician and teensy manicures in a rainbow of fashionable shades, courtesy of Little Bu nail varnish for "sweetly sophisticated little girls.”
It was all for a good cause – the charity Kids Company. There's still time to do your bit, too, if you'd like to take part in the silent auction for one of the money-can’t-buy prizes on offer including a ‘Hood That Hugs’ headpiece, designed exclusively by Kate Moss in association with Topshop – of which only one exists, Tommy Hilfiger one-off engraved iPhone, an Adidas signed singlet by Jessica Ennis (which will be personalised to the highest bidder), and a dazzling statement necklace fromthe current season Oscar de la Renta collection. To take part, go to gkidsfw.auction-bid.org and follow the registration process, or text FASHION to 001 702 330 8842 and follow the instructions.
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