LUCY FERRY (wife of Brian), Lady Harlech, and Plum Sykes, English women all, took to the catwalk for Prada, the Milanese cult design label. To be asked to model is usually taken as a privilege, only this time good old British nerve and a stiff upper lip were needed to walk out in front of everyone in dresses that were hardly there at all - for although they fell to below the knee, they were see-through, so that all these nice English girls were forced to show their knickers. Still, nobody blushed and honour was deemed to have been upheld.

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