Cara Delevingne, Kate Moss draw the crowds as London Fashion Week hit stride

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British model Cara Delevingne models The Cara Delevingne Collection created by Mulberry, at London Fashion Week Autumn/ Winter 2014 on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Claridges in London. (Photo by Richard Chambury/Invision/AP Images)

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"I thought it was really beautiful," said socialite Peaches Geldof, who was wearing an elegant full-length sleeveless dress that revealed her tattoos. "I love all her stuff. It's so recognizable, so '20s influenced, very romantic."

- Gregory Katz,



This season London Fashion Week had to share some of its limelight with the BAFTAs, which staged its black-tie awards ceremony just around the corner at the Royal Opera House.

The red-carpet standout was "12 Years a Slave" actress Lupita Nyong'o, who dazzled the crowds in a strapless emerald-green Dior Couture gown.

Many others opted for black, and not just the men in their tuxedos. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wore matching tuxes, while Amy Adams chose a black dress by former Spice Girl and British design heroine Victoria Beckham.



The designers behind Preen have three words for their new collection: Hot sci-fi geek.

Annie Hall met Darth Vader on the label's catwalk, a showcase inspired by 1970s fashion and popular culture. There were Diane Keaton-inspired loose printed dresses and high-waisted, wide leg pants, but the designers took kooky cool to another level by taking inspiration from Star Wars fans and their parkas.

"We really wanted this geeky girl, a hot geek," said co-designer Justin Thornton backstage, as two Storm Troopers goofed around nearby.

The extreme winter climates this year helped inspire the many warm coats, furry hooded jackets and fluffy fur stoles, though Thornton said they have a minor movie character to thank for the trapper hats the models wore.

"That's from Annie's brother, the lunatic who drives the car in the dark," he said.

-Sylvia Hui


Associated Press writers Gregory Katz and Jill Lawless contributed to this story.

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