Dame Prue Leith swapped madeleines for modeling as she took to the catwalk for the first time wearing an outfit created from recycled waste from the King's Sandringham estate.

The 84 year old man Great British Baking presenter, Known for her love of whimsical accessories and color-blocked ensembles, she walked the runway at an event to support sustainability in fashion.

Dame Prue appeared at the Sci-Fi Magpie show, which took place in London on Tuesday, wearing designers Vin and Omi for the launch of their latest collection.

Despite this being her catwalk debut, the country's star confectioner knows the limits of fashion, often adopting classic silhouettes and turning up the volume with bright colors and prints.

She said: “Wearing the right clothes that suit your shape and style and that are carefree and comfortable can give you a real confidence boost and a huge amount of pleasure.”


Smiling as she walked, Dame Prue wore a pastel pink ombre-effect dress and matching coat, made especially for her from a toile presented to her, appropriately enough, in her kitchen by the two designers.

She completed the dopamine approach to dressing, a fashion trend known for lifting the mood with its high-impact pink hues, with a swipe of fuchsia lipstick and rainbow-colored shoelaces.

The look was recognizably her own, with a family love for statement jewelry and classic cherry red glasses. In the past she has collaborated with Lola Rose and Ronit Furst.

Marking 20th Vin and Omi's birthday, the collaboration with Dame Prue worked harmoniously with their avant-garde style and love of quirky patterns.

Dame Prue Leith with Vin, Jo Wood and Omi


The brand, launched in 2004, is a fierce advocate for sustainability and has been called “the UK’s most interesting fashion designers”.

They worked closely with Debbie Harry to combat plastic pollution in fashion and caught the attention of Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Lady Gaga.

Dame Prue is among the many celebrities trying out the catwalk this season, with the likes of Sam Smith walking for Vivienne Westwood and Joanna Lumley at London Fashion Week. But the Bake-off legend gets an extra handshake of approval for doing it with recycled clothes.

Vin and Omi's sustainable designs will be on display at The Great Hall in Sandringham until October 11th.