Samantha Cameron makes chic rare appearance in London

David Cameron's wife was the lady in red – and looked fantastic

Hanna Fillingham

Samantha Cameron stepped out into the spotlight on Thursday evening to attend a star-studded dinner at celebrity favourite, Annabel's, in London. The fashion designer looked suitably smart for the occasion, dressing her slim figure in a red shift maxi dress. The sleeveless number was accessorised with a gold broach and a pair of leg-lengthening black heels. A grey clutch completed her look. Samantha wore her brown, shoulder-length hair down in a sleek, straight do, while her sweeping side fringe framed her features.

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In terms of make-up, Samantha opted for a natural look with a glowy base enhancing her complexion and a sweep of bronzer defining her cheekbones. A flick of black liner and defined brows drew attention to her eyes, and her look was finished with a tinted lipgloss. Samantha was joined by other well-known faces, including David Walliams and Emilia Wickstead, one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite fashion designers.

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Samantha said husband David Cameron's public profile made her aware of dressing 

Samantha's natural flair for fashion saw her launch her own fashion label Cefinn back in February, with pieces from her collection made from easy-care fabrics for the "practical, modern" woman. Having been hailed a style icon in her own right, the businesswoman opened up about her approach to dressing, telling Vogue: "Because of everything I did with David and getting photographed, I always had to worry about a piece of clothing behaving in a way it shouldn't. It's why every time you ever try anything on in a changing room, you should always sit down in it."

Samantha also had her children in mind when she decided on the name of her label. The first and last letters are the same as her surname Cameron, while the middle letters represent the initials of her four children – Elwen, Florence, Ivan and Nancy. Ivan, who suffered from cerebral palsy and severe epilepsy, sadly passed away in 2009. "Sefin is also the name of a Welsh female saint and I am partly Welsh through my mother," added Samantha.

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