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Thanks Mariam Akhundova!

On November 5, 1985 5,000 people gathered inside London's Albert all for an evening of spectacle and glamour featuring 18 of the world's top fashion designers and a host
of superstars. Ticket sales net over $20,000 while the whole event was captured by Kevin Godley (of Godley & Creme - made the "Two Tribes" video). TV rights for the
event were sold in hope of raising additional money for famine relief.

The main person behind the event was 25 year old Jasper Conran, a close friend of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates and godfather of his daughter Fifi Trixibelle.

Top designers Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Zandra Rhodes,Calvin Klein, Katherine Hammet, Body Map, Scott Crolla, Issey Miyake,Anthony Price and Emaneuls ( who designed Princes Di's wedding dress) all gave their services for free.

The star studded event included Margaret Thatcher, Princess Michael of Kent, Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Tina Turner, Paula Yates, Annie Lennox, Selina Scott, Boy George,} Freddie Mercury, Dave Stewart, Paul King, Steve Norman, and more.

The event included 60 make-up artists, 35 hairdressers, and over 100 assistants. The amazing show was captured on video. Each of the 18 designers was given 15 minutes each for their presentation; which included elaborate offerings like Emaneuls' 250 member cast and 100 member choir. The show was a resounding success that also included the 18 designers creating special "Fashion Aid" T-shirts.
The shirts were sold as part of the fund raising event and the designs can be seen as part of the Fashion Aid video.