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Alexander McQueen laid out a Henry VIII-inspired feast for a posse of not-so-starving artists on Thursday night at Christ Church Spitalfields, in east London.

Christ Church is a historical London building designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, and has been especially significant since it was also the venue that McQueen presented his Autumn/Winter 1996 ‘Dante’ collection.

Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen’s creative director, and the label’s CEO Jonathan Akeroyd hosted the evening alongside Frieze founders Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover and welcomed a host of guests from the fashion and art worlds.

Silver bowls overflowed with mussels, clams and lobster tails, while dashing waiters in kilts poured streams of Saint-Émilion from cut glass crystal decanters to guests who dined by candlelight at two long oak tables.

10-18-2013 2-07-52 PMKate Moss in an Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2013 dress.

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The scene inside Christ Church Spitalfields.

10-18-2013 11-38-44 AM Florence Welch and Kate Moss

10-18-2013 11-39-01 AMFlorence Welch wore top-to-toe Alexander McQueen – an autumn/winter 2013 cape, a box pleated shirt, velvet trousers, heels and a pearl knuckle box clutch.

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Sarah Burton

10-18-2013 11-39-51 AMTim Walker, Jacob Kand and Sølve Sundsbø

10-18-2013 2-07-26 PM10-18-2013 11-38-28 AM10-18-2013 2-06-55 PMThe table setting, which was inspired by paintings of feasts at the court of Henry VIII.

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