It’s not easy hiding your figure on the catwalk when you’re eight months pregnant, but Vogue model Erin O’Connor proves she can handle it with aplomb.
The 40-year-old, who is expecting her second child with her partner, businessman Steve Gibson, stole the show at Couture Fashion Week in Paris yesterday when she walked in the Schiaparelli show wearing an enormous pink and red tulle gown.
‘One last hurrah before the wee scamp arrives,’ said Erin, who eschewed high heels for comfy Converse boots. I am wearing an expression of calm.’
Vogue model Erin O’Connor hid her baby bump with a remarkable dress on the Paris catwalk
The 40-year-old model is eight months pregnant with her second child with her partner, businessman Steve Gibson
The dress, which comprised four oversized tiers, more than adequately hid her bulging bump.
But it wasn’t all smoke and mirrors — as the 6ft mannequin proudly paraded the natural grey streaks in her brunette bob.
Mick’s grandson Ray is a Jumpin’ Jack Smash
Sir Mick Jagger’s grandson, Ray, appears to have inherited his love of tennis.
The Rolling Stone’s daughter, Jade, 47, has shared a video online of her four-year-old son practising hitting balls on court in Mustique, which the jewellery designer is visiting with her husband, DJ Adrian Fillary.
Ray also has a flair for style, wearing baggy red patterned trousers and black trainers with bright yellow laces.
Sir Mick Jagger’s grandson, Ray (pictured) appears to have inherited his love of tennis
Sir Mick Jagger is pictured playing tennis in France during a Rolling Stones tour in 1976
Radio 2 Breakfast Show host Zoe Ball and DJ Norman Cook’s son Woody says he broke into the modelling industry without the help of his famous parents.
‘I used to work at LaserZone. I had just finished work and was going out with some mates,’ the 18-year-old — who is a statuesque 6ft 1in with a 29in waist — recalls.
‘I had my headphones on and was walking down the street when someone grabbed my arm. I was instantly like: ‘Wow. I don’t want to buy what you are selling or don’t want to join your religion.’ It was one of those moments.
‘It was a scout from the modelling agency PRM in London and she said: ‘Oh, have you ever thought about being a model?’
Woody, who grew up in Brighton, adds that his parents — now divorced — are fully behind his career.
‘They were really fine about it and excited. They gave me advice like not to sign things without reading them 30 times and other standard useful tips, but they were very supportive.’
Actress Denise Gough enjoyed playing Keira Knightley’s lover in the film Colette.
‘It was interesting because we both felt it was much easier to do sex scenes with each other than we’ve previously experienced because we just got on with it,’ Gough told me at the Platform Presents Poetry Gala after-party at J Sheekey.
‘We didn’t feel exploited or have to flatter each other.’
Actress Denise Gough (left) enjoyed playing Keira Knightley’s lover in the film Colette (right)
Supporters of a so-called People’s Vote always assume they would win a second Brexit referendum for the Remain cause, but tennis commentator Annabel Croft is among those one-time Remainers now backing Leave.
The 52-year-old former British No 1 tells me: ‘In the past I wasn’t a staunch Brexiteer, but the way everything is going I would now be happy for us to be out of the European Union.’
Supporters of a so-called People’s Vote always assume they would win a second Brexit referendum for the Remain cause, but tennis commentator Annabel Croft (pictured interviewing Alexander Zverev) is among those one-time Remainers now backing Leave