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The scene outdoors Annabel’s on Berkeley Sq. was the stuff of nightmares. Agent Provocateur’s get together had a begin time of 9 p.m. and had reached non-negotiable capability inside 20 minutes.

The visitor list-wielding gatekeepers on the door have been equally unyielding. With a strictly enforced one-in-one-out coverage, even upon the VIP visitors, the road moved slower than a glacier and no quantity of cajolery, flattery, intimidation, name-dropping, shade-throwing, foot-stomping (of which there was an alarming quantity), menacing, or veiled threats {of professional}/private/social destruction labored to advance admission. 

Friends have been drip-fed by means of the door and descended into additional mayhem, albeit of a much more jovial nature. The get together, in celebration of Agent Provocateur’s fall 2019 marketing campaign, was co-hosted by Sink The Pink, an LGBTQ+ collective of artists, performers, set designers, costume makers and choreographers, which amounted to a high-glamour, high-camp occasion. 

Towering queens in Agent Provocateur corsets, garter belts and hosiery presided over picture cubicles, whereas one other — who accessorized his unmentionables with assertion mutton-chop sideburns — marshaled brave visitors into reside karaoke performances of “9 to 5” and “I Wanna Dance With Anyone.

Missé Bequiri was extra magnanimous than the seething plenty outdoors: “Come on! Who doesn’t want to party with Agent Provocateur?”  

The mannequin and former star of “The Real Housewives of Cheshire” had just lately shot a social marketing campaign with the model and relished the expertise. “I really loved modeling for AP,” she informed WWD. “I had modeled lingerie in the past but I think I loved it more this time because now I am a mum. And I have learned to respect my body in a different way. Before the baby, I always needed to be perfect but now, as a mother, I just think, ‘I’m a sexy mum. This is me; this is my body.’ And AP is great for that. It’s designed in such a sexy way that it empowers the woman who wears it.”

Spice Girl Mel C supplied a DJ set that bought the full of life crowd transferring. Among the many fracas have been visitors together with Lily Allen, Daisy Lowe and Ella Eyre — all in items from Agent Provocateur’s fall — in addition to Clara Paget, Brooklyn Beckham, Naomie Harris, Tinie Tempah, and Mary Charteris. 


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