'We're dressing Angelina now': Kate's designer Jenny Packham explains change in direction

In a departure from her usual ethereal, dreamy designs, celeb and royalty favourite Jenny Packham gave her garments a tougher edge for Autumn/Winter.

Something she candidly admitted backstage is “because we are dressing Angelina Jolie now”.

And the red-carpet friendly frocks unveiled in New York were ideal for that, with one full-length black gown featuring beaded shoulders just right for the bewitching star.





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To create the look, Jenny took inspiration from the strong personalities of Film Noir’s leading ladies.

The Forties came to life via molten silver, lavish silk crepe and gun-metal studs.

As smoke wafted through the room, models dressed in intricately-embellished gowns strutted along the runway to dubstep beats.







Despite the change in direction, Jenny doesn't appear to have forgetten another of her famous customers – the Duchess of Cambridge, who is a devotée of the label.

Gowns in pastel hues, with structured shoulders and nipped-in silhouettes were surely fit for Britain's glossiest brunette.

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