Jenny Packham

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Jenny Packham
Born (1965-03-11) 11 March 1965 (age 49)
Southampton, Hampshire
Nationality British
Education Saint Martin's School of Art
Occupation Fashion designer
Spouse(s) Matthew Anderson
Awards

Hollywood Style Designer of the Year 2007, International Couture Bridal Designer of the Year 2007 and British Bridal Dress Designer 2008.

Packham has also been voted Best British Bridal Designer in both 2011 and 2012.
Labels Jenny Packham
Website
www.jennypackham.com

Jenny Packham (born 11 March 1965)[citation needed] is a British fashion designer known primarily for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections.

Personal life[edit]

She is the sister of the naturalist Chris Packham.[1] She currently lives in Hampstead, London with her partner Matthew Anderson, who is CEO of The Company, and their two daughters Isabella Packham and Georgia Packham, both of whom are aspiring models.

Professional career[edit]

Packham studied Fashion at Southampton Solent University before graduating with a First Class Honours degree[citation needed] from Saint Martin's School of Art.[2] In November 2008, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Southampton Solent University, in her home city of Southampton.[3]

The Jenny Packham label was founded in 1988 designing bridal dresses and evening wear. In 2008 Packham started a range of Bridal accessories to accompany her gowns. In 2010-11 Packham introduced a lingerie range and a ready-to-wear accessories range. In 2013 the Jenny Packham brand will celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

Packham used to show in London. However, from September 2010 she has shown at New York Fashion Week with celebrities like Mandy Moore, Emma Roberts and Dita Von Teese in attendance.[4][5]

Notable clients[edit]

Packham's clients include Angelina Jolie, Dita Von Teese, Miley Cyrus, Kate Hudson, Florence Welch, Jennifer Aniston, Eva Longoria, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Nina Dobrev, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens and The Duchess of Cambridge.[6][7]

Packham has designed items for the James Bond movies Die Another Day and Casino Royale.[8]

Packham worked with Academy Award nominated Patricia Field, regularly dressing Kim Catrall in Sex and the City series and the movie. Packham also worked with Field when the latter styled her A/W 2007 collection in Milan.[9] Packham's dresses have also been used in the episodes "Goodbye, Columbia", "The Jewel of Denial" and "Gone Maybe Gone" of Gossip Girl.[10][11]

In 2012, she will appear as a guest judge on the television programme Project Runway: All Stars.[citation needed]

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