Billed as the UK’s answer to the Met Gala, Eugenie wore a stunning emerald green asymmetric gown by Fendi for the special night out, paired with silver sequin kitten heels, while Beatrice – who was joined by husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi – wore an elegant floral cape dress by Richard Quinn, accessorized with patent black stilettos.
Kate Winslet, Dove Cameron, Taylor Zahkar-Perez and Stormzy were among the fashionistas who also attended the second annual Vogue World event, which kicks off London Fashion Week.
Supermodels Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Adwoa Aboah, Ashley Graham, and Paloma Elsesser were all also in attendance, alongside A-lisdters including James McAvoy, Damien Lewis, a very pregnant Sienna Miller, and Ian McKellen.
It has been billed as a “theatrical celebration of the very best of British culture and fashion,” with performances from “leading lights of opera, theater, and film, as well as classical and pop music.”
The evening will close with a “runway extravaganza showcasing highlights from the autumn/winter 2023 collections”.
All ticket proceeds from the event “will benefit a wide range of performing arts organizations in the capital, from the National Theatre and Royal Opera House to the Royal Ballet, Southbank Sinfonia, and the Rambert dance company”.
“The arts are under threat in the UK and Vogue World will be a timely reminder of how important they are, how vital a part of our lives, and how much they need our support,” Anna Wintour said of the decision.
It was the second date night out in a row for Beatrice and Edoardo, as the 35-year-old royal and her husband attended an exclusive private viewing of the ‘Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto’ exhibition at the V+A on September 13.
The older daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson wore a stunning coord set by royal-favorite brand, The Vampire’s Wife. The silhouette-enhancing look from the designer label, consisted of ‘The Enchantress’ floral-print cotton top with deep sweetheart neckline and romantic puff sleeves, secured by corset-style lace-up fastening, and the matching fluted skirt.
She paired the look with black suede pumps from Jimmy Choo and carried the stunning ‘Espey Clutch’ from Fiona Kotur.
Beatrice and Eugenie have a close bond, and over the years have worked together on campaigns and shared patronagesm including visiting many of the Teenage Cancer Trust’s units across the country, including the ward at UCLH in London on Beatrice’s 18th birthday in 2006.
In a Zoom call to virtually open a new blood cancer ward at the hospital last year, Beatrice recalled her visit, saying: “I think when you’re a young person yourself, it changed for me the trajectory of what it is to be in service.”
Alongside their charity work, the two sisters also have full-time jobs in the tech and art industries respectively, and they also juggle htheir careers with motherhood; Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are parents to two-year-old August and baby Ernest, who arrived in May 2023.
Meanwhile, Beatrice and Edoardo’s daughter, Sienna, turns two on 18 September.
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