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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Who knew Sir Philip Green was so short? Tiny Miley Cyrus towers over Topshop billionaire

She stands at a petite 5ft 4in, but 18-year-old Disney star Miley Cyrus still stood tall when she was photographed with Topshop tycoon Sir Philip Green.
By her side at the opening of a new Topshop store in Chicago, the billionaire businessman looked surprisingly short as the pair posed for photographs outside the shop.
Smaller still was Sir Philip's 20-year-old Chloe, who has recently signed up to appear in the second series of E4 reality show Made In Chelsea when it returns later this year.

The aspiring fashion designer is dating one of the stars of the hit TV show, Ollie Locke, and is apparently friends with a large portion of the current cast.
Despite her sky high heels, the socialite was even tinier than her father - and Miley stood a head-and-shoulders above her.
Both girls, who stood either side of Sir Philip, went for super trendy looks for the grand opening.

Clad head-to-toe in pieces exclusive to the Chicago store, teen sensation Miley was bang on trend in budget finds such as a shocking pink silk blouse and faux leather skirt with panelling, topping her look off with a pair of black leather ankle boots.
Chloe opted for a more casual but equally fashion-forward look in the form of black and pink printed leggings, a white top, and a long fringed black waistcoat.

Miley's attendance at the event fuelled speculation that she could be next in line for a collaboration with Topshop, though the brand would only say that the Chicago store would carry 'specialised collaborations'.
Miss Cyrus, who ranked at number 18 on Forbes’ Hollywood’s 20 Highest Earners of 2010, with an estimated $48 million in earnings last year, is no stranger to branching out into fashion.
In 2009, design powerhouse Max Azria helped her launch a line for the teenage market, and retail giant Walmart used her brand power to boost a patch of very ordinary sales figures.

It would not be the first time that Sir Philip has used the pulling power of celebrity to tout his wares. In collaborating with Kate Moss, he created one of the most lucrative and hugely successful partnerships in British retail history (with the supermodel reportedly pocketing a cool £3 million too).
Speaking to WWD at the launch today, he said: 'For us, this is a game changer. It moves the brand on. This is a presence on one of the best streets in the world. It's a statement.'
The Chicago store will stock 100 exclusive items themed around the city, including a Windy City nail colour, as well as tees and jersey dresses.

It will rival New York's Broadway flagship in size with over three floors of fashion, 42 fitting rooms and even a DJ booth to keep shoppers entertained while they browse.
And for VIP shoppers (or at least those organised enough to book in) there is a complimentary personal shopping suite staffed with in-store style experts.
Topshop has over 320 stores in the UK and first ventured across the Atlantic in 2009, launching a much anticipated US flagship in SoHo, New York City.
Next up for the retailer is a store in Toronto in October, Australia in December, Brazil next February and Las Vegas in March.

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