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Jenny Packham packs a picnic at New York Fashion Week

At the Jenny Packham fashion show during Mercedes-Benz

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Brit designer Jenny Packham envisioned the world’s fanciest picnic (maybe even a royal picnic) when it came to designing her spring 2014 collection. Packham, who famously dresses the Middleton family, Kate included, was inspired by the film “Picnic at Hanging Rock,” which is set in the Edwardian era. She took the luxe details, embellishments and materials and interpreted them in '70s style.

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Downright dreamy at Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham's Fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz

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Jenny Packham’s runway was achingly beautiful with mostly evening gowns and cocktail dresses that simultaneously managed to be delicate and strong. These, said the designer, were inspired by 17th-century Paris Salons that served as virtual women’s clubs, where “strong-minded women met to discuss arts and culture.”

Packham, a British designer, who has dressed  a bunch of strong-minded...

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Jenny Packham: 'Rat Pack Mascots'

Sequins minis and cool matte column gowns with

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Jenny Packham, the Brit designer favored by a certain pair of regal sisters (Duchess Kate and her sib, Pippa Middleton), has Vegas on the brain. Now, we often hear about the infamous Rat Pack — Frank, Sammy, Deano and the rest — but less often do we hear about their female counterparts, a group of Hollywood babes known as the “Rat Pack Mascots.” 

The group included Shirley MacLaine and...

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