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Luisa Beccaria Stages a London Trunk Show, Sicilian Style

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SEE-NOW-BUY-NOW, EAT NOW: An Army marches on its stomach and, in Luisa Beccaria’s world, so do fashion lovers. As an add-on to her trunk show, which is currently taking place in London, the designer transformed the upstairs restaurant at Robin Birley’s 5 Hertford Street private members’ club into a slice of Sicily — complete with jasmine, olive trees and crystal chandeliers, which the designer transported on a truck from the island, where her family has a castle.
A Sicilian band, Cori di Val D’Anapo, performed for lunch and dinner guests at a variety of events, banging tambourines and playing flutes, lending Hertford’s rarefied air some folksy flair. Models — including Beccaria’s youngest daughter Luna — wove their way around tables showing off long, romantic gowns, some dotted with fat velvet roses, or brocade and suede coats, from the spring and fall collections.

A model in Luisa Beccaria 
Courtesy of Luisa Beccaria

Guests included Lady Violet Manners, Lady Gabriella Windsor, Emilia Fox, Lady Kitty Spencer, Eugenie Niarchos, Alice Naylor-Leyland, Irene Forte, Celia Weinstock, Maria Baibakova and Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.
“Look at the bougainvillea,” said the proud designer as she glided around the tables scattered with flowers and covered in the sheer embroidered organza fabric from the

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