Robbie Williams was given a lesson in romance by BRYAN FERRY - after British pop's elder statesman proved a hit with the model's at the FASHION ROCKS event on Wednesday (15OCT03).

The dapper stars appeared at the charity event at London's Albert Hall, but, despite Williams' best efforts to chat with the many models working at the show, 58-year-old Ferry effortlessly eclipsed the ROCK DJ singer's efforts.

A source reveals, "Robbie was stalking about the backstage sticking his head in various dressing rooms saying, 'Hello, I'm Robbie, let's go party.'

"He was charm personified but the girls were busy so they really didn't have time to listen to his attempts at chatting them up. In fact, after a while, one even turned to him and said, 'Give it a break, we're working.'"

However, Ferry - who split with his 22-year-old lover last week (10OCT03) - left the bash with a host of models' phone numbers.

At one point panicking organisers searched desperately for two missing models who were due on the runway - only to find them cosied up in a corner with the former ROXY MUSIC star.

17/10/2003 13:39