Britain

Designer Diaries – Gentlemen in the Ascot Royal Enclosure

Ascot Style Guide, Royal Enclosure Gentlemen are kindly reminded that it is a requirement to wear either black or grey morning dress, which must include: A waistcoat and tie (no cravats).A black or grey top hat.Black shoes. A gentleman may remove his top hat within a restaurant, a private box, a private club, or that… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Gentlemen in the Ascot Royal Enclosure

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Designer Diaries – Claire Mischevani and the British Royals

Claire Mischevani is a British designer of bespoke fashions. Sustainability is at the heart of her design ethos. She purchases limited editions of fabrics, keeps stocks low, and her collections small. Although not as much of a household name as some of the other British designers of her generation, you have seen her designs on… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Claire Mischevani and the British Royals

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Designer Diaries – Halston and Princess Grace

Note: It's hard to determine who designed what for Grace back in the day. The photos in this post are the closest I could identify with Halston, all from Italian and French publications. There are lots of references to her friendship with him, and the fact that she did wear his designs, but not so… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Halston and Princess Grace

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Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham is a British designer, who royal-watchers most likely know from the dresses worn by the Duchess of Cambridge. Packham, however, has been around a while. Like McQueen and Sarah Burton, Packham graduated from Saint Martin's School of Art. She showed her first designs in 1988, at the London Design show. She has built… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Jenny Packham

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Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Alice Temperley

Alice Temperley was born in 1975, one of four children. She was brought up on her parents' Somerset cider farm and described herself as "desperate desperate desperate" to get out of the countryside. She got her wish, attending Central Saint Martins in London, and establishing Temperley London, in Notting Hill, shortly after graduation. Temperley carved… Continue reading Designer Diaries – Duchess of Cambridge and Alice Temperley