Jenny Packham Reveals What It's Like To Dress Kate Middleton

Jenny Packham Reveals What It's Like To Dress Kate Middleton

The designer talks working with the Duchess, and never being around to see her in the dresses

Kate Middleton's love of designer Jenny Packham is well documented. From the bespoke black dress – now known as The Fern – that Kate recently wore in New Zealand, to the polka dot dress she wore to introduce Prince George to the world, Kate has a Jenny Packham number for every occasion.

So what's it like dressing one of the world's most famous women, and being responsible for some of her most loved looks?

Well, first of all, Kate has more say than you might think in the design of the dresses. Although it's company policy not to talk about celebrity clients, Jenny Packham did reveal that she works directly with the Duchess. 'Absolutely, it's always quite a collaboration,' the designer told WWD.

And despite not always being around when Kate makes a grand appearance in one of Packham's dresses – 'We always seem to be away when these things happen' – the designer can rely on the Internet to let her know when her dresses have been worn by the royal.

'Sometimes when we dress celebrities, there are always loads of Twitters and things like that when I wake up, I think, ‘Oh right, she wore it.'

By Olivia Marks

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