Earlier this year, Somerset House played host to an exhibition by Sixties photographer Johnny Moncado, focusing on one of the era’s definitive models: a long-limbed, tawny-maned German girl labelled Veruschka. Today, Veruschka’s spirit was invoked at the venue again — this time as muse to German sister-act Annette and Danielle Felder.
It’s a logical enough pairing. Veruschka’s breezy, athletic, devil-may-care sensuality strikes exactly the sense of headstrong hedonism the Felders aim for. And the Sixties connection allowed the duo plenty of scope to indulge in nostalgia, an emotion which ranks high in London fashion; there is, after all, a considerable portion of Chelsea which will be forever 1967, and where bohemian rock-chick decadence (of the kind embodied not just by Veruschka, but by Marianne Faithfull, Pattie Boyd, and Anita Pallenberg) will eternally represent the ultimate in glamour.