It's hard to believe that M.I.A is nine months pregnant and still fitting into catwalk samples first worn by Agyness Deyn last September. But we have this fact 100% confirmed by Mr Henry Holland himself. M.I.A aka Maya Arulpragasam performed at last night's Grammy awards in LA wearing the self-same sheer and polka dot dress House of Holland S/S ‘09 dress that Agyness Deyn wore to Henry Holland's after party at last Septembers LFW. So how on earth did this HoH dress end up on stage with Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, N.I and Kanye West? ‘Well, my American PR is People's Revolution (as in from The Hills!) and the samples were in their LA office when Maya's stylist came in,' Henry tells us. ‘They told me Maya was probably going to wear it, so I wanted to stay up all night to see if she would wear it on stage.' But good old Henry turns out to be a sensible hard-working boy deep down. His head hit the pillow before M.I.A performed in the dead of night UK time. His LFW show is in two weeks time, after all. But when he woke up to see pictures of his signature dress all over the wires ‘I was practically wetting meself,' he tells us. Well we reckon we would too. After all about half a billion global viewers have now seen his work. Go Henners!
- Melanie Rickey