Madonna’s daughter Lourdes received an early lesson in fashion when her pop superstar mother took her along to a Versace show with a difference.
Instead of a series of models strutting the catwalk, a host of stars from the worlds of pop, film and fashion were invited to don Versace designs at a party held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night.
The glitzy event marked the opening of the museum’s largest ever exhibition to be dedicated to one fashion designer.
Versace at the V&A looks back at the work of Gianni Versace, who was shot dead outside his home in 1997. The museum boasts that it features the most comprehensive collection of Versace original designs ever exhibited.
Donatella and Santo Versace were on hand to greet the guests who included the new-look Chelsea Clinton and actress Patsy Kensit, as well as Madonna and Lourdes.
Those sporting Versace’s glittering Haute Couture collection were Sophie Dahl, Anna Friel, Jodie Kidd and Rachel Hunter.
Also in Versace were Trudie Styler and Joely Richardson, who wore a dress from the Italian fashion house’s autumn/winter 2002 collection.