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MrPorter.com Fetes Billy Reid

The designer brought over his favorite Nashville band, The Apache Relay, to perform and to “Bring a little bit of the Deep South to London.”

BILLY BASH: On Wednesday night in London, MrPorter.com celebrated the arrival of designer Billy Reid’s collection on the site. “Music and fashion is a perfect match,” Reid mused at the party to fete the launch at The Box nightclub in Soho. “I love my music but I don’t think I have as many iPods as Karl Lagerfeld,” he said. “Sadly, I don’t think I have as much of anything as Karl Lagerfeld.” He brought over his favorite Nashville band, The Apache Relay, to perform and to “Bring a little bit of the Deep South to London.” Among the guests was the actor Douglas Booth, who was decked in skinny jeans, a battered leather jacket and carefully cultivated stubble. “I’m going to have to shave it all off when I go to Italy to film for my new role as Romeo in the new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ film,” he sighed. Booth will be starring alongside Hailee Steinfeld in the newest adaptation of the Shakespeare tale, but until the shooting starts, the stubble would stay.

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