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See inside Swarovski's Crystal Wonderland party at Milan Fashion Week

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Milan Fashion Week kicked off in true, glimante-clad style this week, as Swarovski hosted its Crystal Wonderland Party near the Italian city of chic.

Some of the world’s hottest modelling talent – including Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss and Naomi Campbell – rubbed shoulders at the event, which was held at a 15th Century villa in the heart of the Milanese countryside (where else?).

Dunn, Kloss and Campbell are all ambassadors for Swarovski’s Holiday campaign, along with an impressive line-up of famous faces that includes Chiara Ferragni, Maye Musk and Boy George.

Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss

Swarovski ambassadors Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss are suitably high-shine for the occasion

Such a decadent set-up calls for a seriously statement gown, and happily, the guests rose to the occasion.

Kloss (above), who came to the party fresh from walking the runway at Alberta Ferrettiwore a custom upcycled Swarovski crystal dress by Ronald van der Kemp.

Another Holiday campaign star, Naomi Campbell

Another star of Swarovski's Holiday campaign, Naomi Campbell

Meanwhile, Campbell (above) – who remains one of the industry’s most in-demand models more than 30 years into her career – chose a ravishing black gown by Azzedine Alaia. 

She joined other guests in being treated to a series of musical performances from stars including award-winning Lithuanian violinist Saulė Kilaitė and Italian opera maestro Andrea Bocelli.

Face of Swarovski, Boy George, has his starry pink bowler

Face of Swarovski, Boy George, has his starry pink bowler at the ready

Another Swarovski face, pop icon Boy George (above), dusted off his starry pink bowler for the occasion and performed a DJ set – much to the delight of fellow party-goers.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio is one of the many model guests at the party

Guests at Swarovski’s show-stopping shindig included Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio (above), who worked SS18’s trend for fierce feline flicks with panache.

All in all, a dazzling start as the Milan collections gain pace this weekend…

Photos: Getty courtesy of Swarovski