Sarah Brown, the wife of Prime Minister Gordon Brown, pitched up at The Exhibition at London Fashion Week today to lend support to the event, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Sarah Brown said that the event made her feel “proud to be British” and added that she was thankful the pressure to look fashionable which is applied to the first lady stateside, doesn’t apply so much in the UK.
She was greeted by the chairman of the British Fashion Council (BFC), Harold Tillman alongside BFC chief executive Hilary Riva and vice-chairman of London Fashion Week Erin O’Connor.
Brown said: “When you look at the pressure all those great actresses were under last night at the Oscars to ‘get it right’, it makes me relieved there isn’t that kind of pressure on politicians and their wives, at least not in the UK”
“But the one thing my role in the public eye does give me, is a chance to showcase the work of great British fashion designers. It’s great to be here and see such wonderful talent from these young British designers. It really makes you proud to be British, and gives you great hope for the future.”
Brown added: “London Fashion Week is so important for our established designers and the brilliant emerging young British talent. I am glad to do my best to support that.”