Kylie Minogue has been inspired to embrace the trend for vintage by Lily Allen.

The Australian pop star - whose costumes for her latest tour were created by design duo Dolce And Gabbana - has ordered a dress from the British singer's UK store Lucy In Disguise and couldn't contain her excitement.

She tweeted: "I have ordered my dress from and @lilyroseallen has worn it!! GO VINTAGE!!"

Meanwhile, Lily yesterday (29.03.11) announced plans to create an 18-piece clothing collection under the guise of her London vintage store which she operates with her sister Sarah Owen.

Designer Kim Jones' sister Nadia Jones will work on the designs with Lily, merging details from the vintage details of the pieces in the store with their own designs.

Each item will be named after people and places, with designs including the Fortnums, a Forties-style rayon crepe tea dress with a lily of the valley print and the Capone, a black sequined and beaded tulle flapper-esque dress.

UK department store Harvey Nichols will be the first place to stock the clothes, which will launch in June.

Lily revealed the collection is inspired by the idea of the fictional Lucy, "a time-travelling fashionista who's inviting you to explore her wardrobe. It's a great opportunity to play with the character".