‘From inspiration to sketch, pattern to fabric, the making of a dress has been the structure that has held me, and my passion to dress others is the momentum of my life.’
Jenny Packham is one of Britain’s leading designers and most in-demand couturiers, known for her exquisite dresses made for brides, celebrities and even royalty. On 10th September, Jenny joins us in the bookshop to discuss her new book, How To Make A Dress.
How To Make A Dress, her first book, begins with her search for creative inspiration, taking us from her studio to the red carpet and beyond. She traces her own artistic journey, all the while reflecting on the history of dress design, the symbolic language of clothing, and her search for the perfect dress.
Whether she is on the trail of Marilyn Monroe in LA, designing a bespoke piece for the red carpet or sketching for a new collection, Jenny documents her pursuit of the eternal truths of style. Decades in the making, How to Make a Dress is an unforgettable book for anyone who has ever loved a piece of clothing – and our evening with Jenny is guaranteed to be very special indeed.