The V&A celebrates Jenny Packham’s 25th anniversary

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Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the renowned Jenny Packham label. Established in 1988, Jenny Packham has experienced success as an international brand with stores in London, Paris and New York City.

The Victoria and Albert Museum pays homage to the independent British label by showcasing the designer in the Fashion in Motion series which featured the likes of Erdem, Alexander McQueen, and Vivienne Westwood. Four catwalk shows of Packham’s designs will be held in the Raphael Gallery on Friday, 19th July and will showcase the designers more noteworthy pieces.

The exhibition, beginning in the afternoon, will feature a floor length, tulle gown with black lace from the Autumn/Winter Collection of 2005 and a pink chiffon mini-dress from the 2009 Spring/Summer collection.

“Our 25th year provides the perfect timing to take part in Fashion in Motion, which will present looks from past collections and include some of our most iconic pieces. It’s a pleasure to be able to present these within the inspiring space of the V&A’s Raphael Gallery,” Packham said.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wearing a teal Jenny
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Upon graduating from Central Saint Martins, Jenny Packham founded her namesake fashion house, specializing in bridal and evening gowns. Packham’s exquisite gowns have garnered a following of elite clients, eager to don the luxurious pieces. Kate Winslet, Angelina Jolie and the Duchess of Cambridge are just a few of the prominent figures who have worn the designs of Jenny Packham.

“We are delighted to be showing the work of Jenny Packham at the V&A, to reach 25 years is a real achievement and a great success story for British Fashion,” said Oriole Cullen, the V&A Fashion in Motion curator.  “Following the recent success of our Ballgowns exhibition we know that our audiences will really enjoy seeing Jenny’s elegant dresses and appreciate the chance to have an up-close view of the cut, drape and intricate embellishments of her work.”

Although admission into the exhibition is free, booking is necessary in order to attend the highly anticipated event. Tickets will become available 8th July and can be booked by calling 020 7942 2820.



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