It's not often a girl has a lunch date with Mick Jagger and Anna Wintour but that's just what happened at the super civilised L'Wren Scott show at London Fashion Week on Sunday. Here lamb shank shepherd's pie was served and there was just time for plates to be whisked away before the lights went up to reveal Scott's signature pin-thin pencil dresses and razor-sharp trouser suits predominantly in black but with ultra-bright accents of emerald and purple adding considerable drama. And then there was gold. Scott was thinking of Gustav Klimt in his "Golden Period", she said, and that was evident in curlicues of precious metal embroidered onto clothing and even applied to models' skin and romantically crimped hair.
Scott is a designer who knows how to make clothes that are as flattering as they are glamorous - in a former life she was a Hollywood stylist and she still oversees Jagger's wardrobe. They've been partners now for more than a decade. Her aesthetic is consistently polished and meticulously finished and the women who wear her clothes know they are in safe hands.
It's a mind-set that isn't going to change the world but it will fill wardrobes beautifully and that is clearly paying dividends.
In October last year Scott launched an eyewear collection and her first fragrance followed a month later just in time for the Christmas rush.
By Susannah Frankel