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Paris makes a beautiful bride for Julien

February 14, 2006
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She may not have made it down the aisle with ex-fiancé Paris Latsis, but hotel heiress Paris Hilton showed that she's a natural when it comes to wedding wear as she paraded down the catwalk in a white gown and veil at the start of London Fashion Week.

And it wasn't only bridal looks the lithe part-time model was showcasing when she took to the runway for Welsh designer Julien Macdonald, whose autumn/winter collection kicked off this week's fashion extravaganza in the British capital.

The blonde reality TV show star guaranteed all eyes were on proceedings as she opened the event in a full-skirted strapless ensemble in silk satin, accessorised with a black and white diamond heart necklace by exclusive Swiss jeweller de Grisogono worth £2 million.

The American socialite's presence was something of a coup for Julien: although he has a reputation for clever courting of publicity, London Fashion Week tends to draw fewer celebrities than Paris and Milan. There were a few famous names on hand checking out the Merthyr Tydfil-born maestro's new creations, however, as his Welsh compatriot Shirley Bassey and footballer's wife Louise Redknapp looked on from front row seats.

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The Welsh designer and his American socialite model celebrate the close of the show under a shower of glitterPhoto: © EMPICS y
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Her engagement to namesake Paris Latsis didn't end up with a trip down the aisle - the pretty blonde is now dating another Greek heir, Stavros Niarchos - but Paris was clearly enjoying her moment as a catwalk "bride"Photo: © AFP

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