Prince Surprises London Fashionistas With Performance

Pop star Prince had fashion enthusiast in an uproar when he staged a surprise performance at Matthew Williamson’s catwalk show, at London Fashion Week on Wednesday. The singer, who was a front row guest at Williamson’s spring-summer 2008 collection, began performing after two models onto the catwalk, a pair of identical twins in purple dresses, started dancing. Prince, wearing a black suit and hat, first began singing into a microphone from his seat before jumping up on the runway. By that time, many in the audience, who included actress Trudie Styler, the wife of musician Sting, were on their feet clapping and snapping photos with their mobile phones. “He really wanted to do this, and you don’t say ‘No’ to Prince,” Williamson told Reuters TV after the show, his first in London since he left for New York five years ago. After the impromptu gig, Williamson, who is in London celebrating his 10 years as a designer, sent models down the catwalk in richly embroidered skirts and dresses glittering with seed pearls. The show closed to the strains of Prince’s “Kiss” from his best-selling 1986 album “Parade.”

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