Dress designer Jenny Packham says the now infamous Kate Middleton polka dot dress is a one-off
Jenny Packham, the British dress designer behind Kate Middleton’s blue crêpe de chine dress, says this now historic outfit will not be available to buy in store.
The cap-sleeved polka dot dress worn on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital to present the newly-named Prince George of Cambridge to the world, is a bespoke piece made especially for the Duchess, Packham’s website states.
Kate’s fashion following stormed the internet to find the dress and the Jenny Packham website crashed just minutes into the high profile appearance, with her name trending on Twitter almost instantly.
A portrait of the new family graces the homepage of the designer’s fashion house site as a preview to her magnificent work, despite the dress not being available to buy online or at any of her world famous stockists – Harrods, Harvey Nichols or Bergodorf Goodman.
Like her mother Carole Middleton, Kate’s unique empire line gown was blue, persumably in homage to the birth of a boy. But speaking about the dress, Jenny Packham‘s Brand Director Blaire McColl refused to comment on whether a pink version was also made in preparation for the event, nor how long the design it had been in the making.
Jenny Packham‘s eponymous brand, which celebrated its 25th anniversary on the very same day, is a firm favourite of the Duchess.
Other dresses made famous by Kate Middleton include the flippy button-down yellow sundress – nearly responsible for a veyr public Marilyn Monroe moment – and a floor-length lace teal dress worn by The Duchess to the London Olympic gala.
Her post-baby debut dress is only Kate’s second made especially for an occasion, the first being her unforgettable Alexander McQueen bridal gown which received a similar ‘boom’ in regards to buying trends.
Now we watch as polka dots make a welcome return to the high streets.