Fashion Scoops: An English Prince

Matthew Williamson got a very special 10th anniversary present at his London show - a performance by Prince.

Prince had Matthew Williamsons audience stomping and cheering

Prince had Matthew Williamson's audience stomping and cheering.

Photo By Giovanni Giannoni

It’s not every season that weary fashion types stomp their feet and cheer like teeny boppers during a show. But that’s just what happened when Prince started singing – quietly at first – from his front-row seat before the start of Matthew Williamson’s show on Wednesday. He then hopped up on stage, where a small band had been assembled, strapped on his guitar, and started to croon “Chelsea Rodgers” as Maya and Nandy McClean – aka the Twinz – grooved beside him. As he played, the girls sashayed down the runway with the real Chelsea Rodgers – a model in the Williamson show and muse of Prince's - as the audience watched and cheered. The performance was a 10th anniversary present to Williamson, his business partner Joseph Velosa said.