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Jenny Packham: For royals, celebrities and maybe you

A model walks in the Jenny Packham show

A model walks in the Jenny Packham show during Fashion Week in Manhattan. (Feb. 13, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Brit designer Jenny Packham’s blinged out frocks and gowns speak volumes. But the designer is mum about one subject: the Duchess of Cambridge. Yup, that would be Kate Middleton who’s worn Packham more than once, and whose sister, Pippa, and mother, Carole (she wore a Packham to the Royal Wedding) are big fans. And there are other big names – Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Keira Knightly among them – who swear by Packham’s uber-femme sparklers.

There was plenty for all at the designer's early morning runway show on Monday, where she sent out a series of sassy, crystal-beaded short dresses and formal gowns in mostly neutral colors with a touch of baby blue and pink and a few dramatic hits of red. Lengths varied from cute little mini shifts to serious floor sweepers,  some with draped bodices, many with crystal embellishments and a few with pointed studs.

Within the mix, yes, a few looks perfect for fair Kate.  Watch and see.

Tags: Jenny Packham , Kate Middleton , Pippa Middleton , Carole Middleton , Royal Wedding , Beyonce , Keira Knightly , Taylor Swift , Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

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