Last night in London, there was no shortage of parties—from private dinners to Natalia Vodianova’s star-studded Love Ball—so count it as a testament to how beloved Alice Temperley is that her Alice in Wonderland-themed fête at Selfridges was still a mob scene, with friends and fans doing their best to get down the rabbit hole. That is, through the PR checkpoint at the door.
Those that did make it inside, to the checkerboard floor, red velvet curtains, and hookah-pipe-smoking caterpillar, counted themselves alongside Courtney Love, Slash, Jade Jagger, Alice Dellal, a newly redheaded Trinny Woodall, and Jasmine Guinness. Whether it was the influence of Slash and Love (who gave a particularly hallucinatory impromptu acoustic performance, pictured) or the Mad Hatter fancy-dress theme, it was the rowdiest crowd LFW has seen this season. But for all the antics, the reason for celebration was still front and center: Temperley’s new secondary Alice line. “I love everything about the new line, especially the striped shorts and all the stripey jumpers. They are so easy to throw on and wear, but with an edge to it, a real kick,” Jacquetta Wheeler told us. “But more importantly, I love Alice. I count her in as one of my closest friends.”