As Patsy Stone and Edina Monsoon return to our screens, we revisit some of their best looks
Sweetie, darling, the long wait is over – Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has arrived. Patsy Stone and her perennial partner in crime Edina Monsoon are back on our screens, along with a laundry-list of fashion's finest, confirmed to make cameo appearances. From Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, to Lara Stone, Stella McCartney, Joan Collins and Jean Paul Gaultier (who also made a cameo in 2001’s Absolutely Fabulous) – the list of people Eddie and Patsy encounter goes on and on.
So, what about the plot? In true Ab Fab style the film’s Gucci-wearing, Lacroix-loving, gin-consuming, pill-popping, fashion-worshiping protagonists – played by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley – take us an adventure of sorts, this time to the sun-drenched shores of the French Riviera. Thanks to an "incident" at a fashion party, the (failing) PR agent and magazine editor find themselves on the run from a media frenzy. Cue: that photo of Kate Moss emerging from the Thames with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of Bolly in the other during filming, wearing an emerald green sequinned Jean Paul Gaultier dress.
Of course, Gaultier isn't the only designer to contribute to the new (and likely to be improved) Ab Fab wardrobe. Whilst Eddie was spotted sporting an Anya Hindmarch bag and a tartan Vivienne Westwood suit on set, Patsy was sighted in a pair of flame red Balenciaga boots that certainly weren't made for walking. In the words of Eddie, “Everybody’s there, everybody! Big names, you know. Chanel, Dior, Lagerfeld, Givenchy, Gaultier, darling. Names, names, names.” With a host of highly anticipated custom-made designer looks to be noted, what better time to revisit the eccentric glory days of the troublesome twosome. From Eddie’s obsession with Christian Lacroix, to Patsy’s iconic beehive and shades combination – refresh your memory with eight of the most iconic Ab Fab looks in the gallery above.