It’s the opening day of London Fashion Week, as Ab Fab’s Edina and Patsy are always ones to lap up a trend from head to toe, the characters have got themselves a slice of the action by releasing another picture from the hugely-anticipated Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
24 years after the duo’s comedic debut on TV, Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are set to return – but this time on the silver screen – on July 1. You can find lots of information about the synopsis below, but this new image confirms that Abbey Clancy, Lulu, Gwendoline Christie, Abbey Clancy, Sadie Frost and Tinie Tempah are all making cameo appearances. We can’t wait.
Edina and Patsy’s passion for fashion is as fierce as ever
We already know that avant-garde London label Vin + Omi is dressing Jane Horrocks’ Bubble in some outlandish costumes, but it turns out that some rather fabulous names are dressing the lead stars in Ab Fab: the Movie.
Jennifer Saunders’ Edina has been spotted filming scenes in Vivienne Westwood – we’re talking a full-on Westwood skirt suit in a regal shade of purple, with a pinstripe blouse and a clashing tie. Her jacket is accessorised with an embellished brooch which reads: ‘Reality TV makes me sad’.
And there was no missing Joanna Lumley’s character Patsy’s 80s-style, blood-red ankle boots as she emerged clutching copies of gossip tabloid The Sun (which looks suspiciously like it might reference the disappearance of a certain Kate Moss). The peeptoe shoes are by French fashion house Balenciaga, and suit Patsy’s expensive tastes perfectly: Matches Fashion is currently stocking them for £745 a pair. We bet the matching coat she’s wearing was reassuringly expensive, too.
Here’s what else we know about what to expect from Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which is due to be released on July 1, 2016:
Gwendoline Christie & Giles Deacon are set to make a cameo
A very well-placed mole has exclusively revealed to the Telegraph that in addition to Kate and Stella, the film is set to be packed with a host faces from all corners of the industry. Our source claims that Condé Nast editors Kate Reardon (of Tatler) and Dylan Jones (of GQ) were all approached about having cameos in the film – alongside Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers and model Abbey Clancy.
As you’d expect from Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley they’ve also signed up some of the most colourful characters in British fashion. Bespectacled fashion designer Giles Deacon and Star Wars actress Gwendoline Christie have filmed scenes for the upcoming movie – along with reformed Primrose Hill party-girls Pearl Lowe and Sadie Frost, who are no doubt there to make Patsy and Edina look well-connected.
It’s also rumoured that British singers Ella Eyre and Tinie Tempah have filmed their parts, too.
Handbag queen Anya Hindmarch and her bags will also feature
Anya Hindmarch has been spotted in the background of filming for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie and the bag designer has finally confirmed that she will be joining what is shaping up to be an unmissable line-up. “It’s a dream come true, and just lovely,” the accessories mastermind told WWD. She will feature alongside one of her creations: a red handbag adorned with a ‘men at work’ sign (pictured below).
Kate Moss most likely gets killed off
Pictures of a sequin-clad Moss emerging from the Thames with a glass of bubbly and a ‘ciggie’ made our day last November. The film’s plot sees the central characters become entangled in a media storm, relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi after being blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party. They flee penniless to the French Riviera and decide to make their escape plan permanent.
All bets are on her meeting a watery end as a riverside shrine dedicated to the famous model was spotted during filming. We were also intrigued to see French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, toting a metal detector, arm in arm with Moss along the riverbank…
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