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Student fashion event, eleven years on from Kate

When it comes to daring catwalk fashions, the annual St Andrews University fashion show can give London Fashion Week a run for its money.

It's been all of 11 years since Kate Middleton, then a mere student and long before becoming the Duchess of Cambridge, wore a daring knitted tube dress at the fashion show and caught the eye of Prince William, who was in the audience.

The annual event is organised by students, and took place on Lower College Lawn.  It attracted its customary high-profile sponsors and was enjoyed by an audience of some 1500 – not all of whom required bottles of bubbly to get in the mood.

The show's organisers described it as the largest student-run charity fashion show in the UK.

It wasn't all about fashion, champagne and exotic-looking runway models, of course.

The show also set out to raise funds for the Wardlaw Scholarship, which was established in 2004 to give financial aid to academically gifted students who would otherwise struggle with the costs of studying at the university. Additionally, more than £300,000 has been raised for a variety of worthwhile causes in the last 20 years.

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