Arrival

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Dame Shirley arrives at Fashion Rocks last night

Joined by junior Royal, Princess Beatrice

Shirley’s Chandelier

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Here’s a photo I took before the show of the huge chandelier. The photo doesn’t do it justice.

It was a scintillating work of art, with layers of tubular strands of crystals.

It was raised and lowered by electric motors.

A member of staff at the Royal Albert Hall told me this was the most beautiful stage she had ever seen there.

Congratulations to Swarovski, all the technicians and designers who created this spectacular centrepiece.

Earlier in the day I visited the Diana Memorial in Hyde Park, which looked like an open drain. I wish they had commissioned Swarowski to build that outdoor memorial.

Fashion Rocked

Dame Shirley was first on stage and sang S’Wonderful and Big Spender

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With Mike Dixon and his orchestra

She was in excellent voice and  started their party in style

Models paraded in Marchesa creations as she sang, and she wore a black full-length gown

The audience loved her… of course!

More soon…