London Fashion Week hits Middle Temple

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By Alex Aldridge on

But not an Ede & Ravenscroft in sight


With Tom Cruise currently filming Mission Impossible 5 in the Temple and Amal and George Clooney hunting for a pied-à-terre on Chancery Lane, legal London is a glamorous place to be these days.

So it was with an almost world weary sigh that Middle Temple opened its doors to London Fashion Week on Friday night.

As the fashionistas poured in, the great hall — which hosted the first recorded performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in 1602 and, more recently, an episode of MasterChef — came to resemble a fancy dress version of an Inns of Court qualifying session.

But would there be any lawyer-themed designs? The Saul Goodman, perhaps? Or, at the very least, a nod to local designer Ede & Ravenscroft?

Sadly not, although we’d like to think the surroundings played a part in lowering inhibitions to the showcasing of wacky headgear.