About Jenny Packham
(born 11 March 1965) a British fashion designer known primarily for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections.
She is the sister of the naturalist Chris Packham. She currently lives in London with her partner Matthew Anderson who is also the CEO of The Company. Packham has two daughters, Georgia and Isabella ( both inheriting their parents names: Packham-Anderson). They live in Hampstead, London.
Packham studied Fashion at Southampton Solent University before graduating with a First Class Honours degree from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. In November 2008, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Southampton Solent University, in her home city of Southampton.
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.
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, Jennifer Lopez and The Duchess of Cambridge.
Packham has designed items for the James Bond movies Die Another Day and Casino Royale.
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. Packham's dresses have also been used in the episodes "Goodbye, Columbia", "The Jewel of Denial" and "Gone Maybe Gone" of Gossip Girl.
In 2012, she will appear as a guest judge on the television programme Project Runway: All Stars
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