On The 12th Day Of Brit Week Julien Macdonald Gave To Me A Fashion Show For Art For Amnesty

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Photo: Julien Macdonald’s Fashion Show

Photo Credit: Shannon O’Connor

Upon entrance the show was an L.A. dream sequence. The DJ set the mood for a legendary evening with beats that had all the beautiful people dancing in their seats. The purple chandeliers along with the Prince’s iconic music showed much respect to the recently departed.. The champagne flowed, and the selfies trend never got old.


The Fashion show hosted by Genlux and Brit Week and honoring Julien Macdonald, benefitted Art for Amnesty, an organization that utilizes the power of the arts to advocate for Human rights around the world. Macdonald told LA Entertainment News ‘’ I just like things to be sexy”. I did not think sexy and Art for Amnesty was a match but they more then pulled it off.


Brit week is the celebration of the partnership of Los Angeles and Great Britain. This was the 12th day of Brit Week and to celebrate there was a night of Fashion in Culver City’s Unici Casa. The show began with a story. A man in New Orleans had been imprisoned for over 40 years for a crime he did not commit. Through the efforts of Art for Amnesty and events like this bumping fashion show funding a documentary surrounding his story and a legal team he was released last month on his 63rd Birthday.


“It is always great if you can move in the clothes and flow and feel and be sexy!” Julien Macdonald stated.


After seeing the models walk the runway it is safe to say he is an undeniable success! The models were drenched in metallics, glitter, and decadence. Macdonalds Fall Line is absolutely Gorgeous! The models bare skin glistened as they floated down the runway. Their hair and body soaked as if they had just emerged from a swimming pool filled with the most expensive Swarovski laden water. Some looks caused a physical reaction in the audience as we leapt to our feet feeling the inspiration and absolute awe of show stopping garments. By the end of the show, the press pit at the end of the runway had grown from 10 odd journalists to fifty civilian and professional photographers all attempting to freeze the moment in time.


A wonderful performance by Sebastian! was a real showstopper, as he danced down the runway to his single keeping it 100 getting the entire audience on their feet. The best thing about this show was knowing that the point of these fabulous people, drinks, and fashion coming together was to benefit Art for Amnesty and an international alliance between the UK and US.

Author: Shannon O'Connor

Shannon is a native New Yorker with a flare for Los Angeles. Shannon was introduced to the entertainment world through acting. Performing since she was three years old, Shannon is no stranger to the spotlight. After receiving her Master's Degree in Television Radio and Film from Syracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Shannon is thrilled to have the opportunity to share her gifts on the west coast.

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