Birmingham gave London a run for its money in the style stakes when flagship store Harvey Nichols staged its own glittering catwalk show last week.
A VIP audience, including Villa stars Zat Knight and John Carew, and Blues defender Liam Ridgewell, were there to see the Mailbox store unveil its autumn and winter collections by designers including Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and Marc Jacobs.
Here are some of the highlights.
ALL THAT GLITTERS... gold dress Dolce & Gabbana (pounds 270), Dolce & Gabbana coat (pounds 630), Christian Dior shoes (pounds 210).; STYLE IN THE CITY... Alexander McQueen coat (pounds 580), Just Cavalli jumper (pounds 205) and Just Cavalli jeans (pounds 190).; ELEGANT... midnight blue gown with twist detail by Donna Karan (pounds 1,155).; FUSCIA... pink tunic dress Marc by Marc Jacobs (pounds 275) teamed with black Jimmy Choo boots (pounds 525).; SEVENTIES... tunic Marc by Marc Jacobs (pounds 375), Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes (pounds 295) and Alexander McQueen bag (pounds 830).