A RISING fashion star said she felt like a ‘celebrity’ after being compared to her idol at London Fashion Week.

Rawtenstall student Miranda Markham wore an outfit that was likened to British fashion icon and actress Audrey Hepburn's style. The dress was described as ‘beautiful’ and ‘classy’.

The Haslingden High School sixth form student wore the white waistcoat, paired with a white skirt, while representing one of the biggest names in the fashion business, Chanel Joan Elkayam, during her visit to Camden last week.

Describing Audrey as ‘inspiring’, ‘pretty’ and ‘humble’, the 17-year-old said: “I love Audrey. I felt even better wearing the dress. Instead of meeting a celebrity it felt like I was becoming one.”

Miranda has been modelling for more than two years and has already worked in another of the world’s fashion capitals, Milan. Following her London trip, Miranda said she hopes to ‘conquer’ the other two major fashion capitals, New York and Paris, before she turns 20.

She said: “London was very hectic but it went brilliantly. Milan and London were very similar with the buzz you get because of the adrenaline when you are on stage. I can’t wait to conquer Paris and New York.”

The young model, along with her mother, Nicola, 50, her childhood friend, Sophie Haworth, 17 and school friend Callum Sterry, also 17, travelled to Camden for the show from February 17 to February 20.

Hundreds of people watched the 30 models take to the stage in the 40-minute show at Camden’s Cecil Sharp House, which started at around 3.30pm last Tuesday. She said: “I was on stage for 45 seconds but it felt like 45 minutes.

“You stand at the top of the catwalk and it feels like you are facing a million cameras. I was just standing there thinking ‘oh my god’.

“I had to do a pose in the middle of the stage and I just thought to myself ‘breathe’ and ‘do not fall’.

She had spent over six hours preparing for the show but just before Miranda walked onto the stage one of her black earrings fell out. She said: “It was a bit scary. I quickly took the other one out and put it on a speaker nearby. I thought the photos might be not be usable if I’m seen having just one earring.”

Nicola, of Cherry Crescent, said: “I’m really proud of my daughter. She looked really elegant. Miranda is so confident and looks a lot older when she is up on stage.”

After the show ended, Miranda, along with her mother and two friends, visited a Chinese restaurant in Camden to indulge in an ‘all you can eat’ buffet before heading back to East Lancashire the next day.