As we come to the end of the season, the spectre of elbows-at-dawn sample sales once again rears its ugly head. As fabulous as it is to get access to past season goodies is, we have to say we're already tiring of the endless queues and aggressive doormen manning the fashion industry's yearly sample scrimmages. One person who looks like she's had a more successful sample sale experience than us is Ms Britney Spears who we spied sporting a Christopher Kane A/W 2010 embroidered leather and lace dress to the X-Factor viewing party yesterday evening in LA.
We spotted the very same collection hanging on the Christopher Kane sample sale rails earlier this week in London – and while we don’t reckon she’s made it over to the UK to bag her bargain, it seems likely that she (…or maybe her stylist…) snagged the sexy mini at a similar sale - how else can we explain the four season old number?
While Britters isn’t exactly known for her directional fashion choices – her off-duty style continues to offend our eyes – we do salute her for giving the past season Kane a go. Sure, she looks more than slightly awkward, but we truly hope this sighting marks the beginning of a more experimental approach to her label choices. Because whenever Britney does do fashion – that Chloe jumpsuit back in 2000 or the Stella print dress she wore earlier in the X Factor season – we forget her trailer trash rep and begin to believe again in the Spears magic.
So Britney, if you’re listening, we’d love to see you rock some more fashion forward looks, but we warn you – if we see you across the sample sale rails, we won’t be taking any prisoners. Click through the gallery above to see our all-time favourite Britney full-on fashion moments!