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‘Prue Leith makes modelling debut at 84, transitioning from cakestands to catwalk’

April 2, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Dame Prue Leith Makes Catwalk Debut at 84 in Sustainable Fashion Show

Dame Prue Leith recently made headlines by stepping onto the catwalk at 84 years old, modeling garments created from waste materials from the King’s Sandringham estate. The Great British Bake Off judge admitted to feeling a bit nervous before her debut, but confidently strutted down the runway at The Other House in South Kensington.

Sporting an ombre-effect maxi dress and splatter-effect long coat by design duo Vin and Omi, Dame Prue caught the attention of fashion enthusiasts with her signature color-block glasses, disc necklace, and rainbow-hued laces on white trainers.

The fitting for Dame Prue’s catwalk debut took place in her kitchen, where she expressed her admiration for Vin and Omi’s “mad and wonderful” designs. Embracing the sustainable fashion movement, Dame Prue encouraged a shift towards buying fewer, longer-lasting items that bring joy.

Vin and Omi’s latest collection, Sci-Fi Magpie, showcases their dedication to environmentally friendly designs, utilizing materials like waste wood chippings and recycled plastic. Their commitment to sustainability aligns with Dame Prue’s values, as she highlighted the importance of cherishing and maintaining items for years to come.

Dame Prue’s presence on the runway reflects a growing trend of designers featuring older women, particularly iconic British Dames, in their shows. This inclusive approach to fashion was exemplified by Dame Maggie Smith’s campaign with Loewe and Burberry’s choice of Dame Mary Berry and Dame Joanna Lumley as ambassadors.

Dame Prue’s catwalk debut serves as a powerful reminder that fashion should be fun and ageless. Her participation in the sustainable fashion movement demonstrates that style knows no bounds, inspiring individuals of all generations to embrace creativity and individuality.

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