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Fashion shows to reflect V&A's 25 years with Jenny Packham
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May '13
The V&A’s next Fashion in Motion will celebrate the 25th anniversary of designer Jenny Packham. On 19th July the Museum will host a series of four free catwalk shows in its Raphael Gallery, presenting highlights of Packham’s collections to date.

On graduating from Central St Martins with a first class honors degree in fashion, Jenny Packham went on to establish her own design house in 1988.

Today the Jenny Packham label is one of the UK’s most successful independent fashion brands with showrooms in London, Paris and New York. Known for her glamorous evening dresses and bridal wear with luxurious embellishment, Packham’s designs are favoured by Hollywood stars and royalty alike.

The catwalk shows at the V&A will include a full length tulle dress with cutaway black lace, modeled by Erin O’Connor for the Autumn/Winter 2005 Collection, alongside a shocking pink silk chiffon dress from Spring/Summer 2009.

Jenny Packham said, “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”.

V&A Fashion in Motion curator Oriole Cullen said, “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.

"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”.

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