Jenny Packham

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Jenny Packham
NationalityBritish
EducationSaint Martin's School of Art
OccupationFashion designer
Label(s)
Jenny Packham
Websitejennypackham.com

Jenny Packham is a British fashion designer. She mostly makes ready-to-wear clothes and wedding dresses. She is the sister of Chris Packham, a naturalist.[1]

Career[edit]

Packham studied at Southampton College of Art, and then at Saint Martin's School of Art in London.[2]

Her designs were first presented in 1988, at the London Designer Show. In 2013 a retrospective selection of her work was shown in the Raphael Gallery of the V&A Museum, in celebration of twenty-five years of her label.[3]

Packham has designed at least eight dresses for Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, including the one she wore to the Olympic Gala Concert at the Albert Hall in 2012.[3][4] She has also designed clothes for Jennifer Aniston, Miley Cyrus and Keira Knightley, among others.[5]

Packham's designs have been used in films – in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows[citation needed] and in the James Bond movies Die Another Day and Casino Royale[6] – and in television; she designed costumes for Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City,[7] and for various episodes of Gossip Girl.[8][9]

Recognition[edit]

Packham received an honorary doctorate from Southampton Solent University in 2008.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/20k09/05/23/kate-humble-on-life-and-death-in-springwatch-115875-21383681/ Daily Mirror
  2. ^ a b "Top designer Jenny Packham..." Archived from the original on 5 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Bibby Sowray (22 July 2013). Jenny Packham on 25 years of dressing the stars. The Telegraph. Archived 22 August 2013.
  4. ^ Vanessa Friedman (21 October 2015). "The Duchess of Cambridge and Sartorial Diplomacy". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  5. ^ Ella Alexander (9 June 2010). Packham For New York. Vogue.com (UK). Archived 12 June 2010.
  6. ^ "Jenny Packham's dresses don't stay on very long (Vogue.co.uk)". Vogue UK. Archived 14 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Life is looking "wonderful" for this glamorous duo (Vogue.co.uk)". Vogue UK. Archived 3 June 2012.
  8. ^ Petreycik, Caitlin (11 October 2011). "Jenny Packham's Gossip Girl Moment". InStyle. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
  9. ^ Walano, Rose (18 September 2012). "Blake Lively to Wear Similar Kate Middleton Dress on Gossip Girl Premiere". InStyle. Retrieved 11 October 2012.