About

the designer

Alice Temperley was born in 1975 in Somerset, England. She grew up on a cider farm, the eldest of four children. She left London when she was 18 years old. There she graduated in textile design from Central St. Martin’s and then went on to take a master’s in textile printing and technology ant the Royal College of Art. She produced evening dresses for Fred Segal and Giorgio in Los Angeles.

Even before graduating, Alice was approached by several high-profile designers to join their team, including Donna Karan. In her final year she worked on collections for Bulgari and Valentino, among others.

Then she spent a year in Hong Kong studying the production side of the garment business.

In 1999 Alice started up her own label. Her clothes have a vintage feel with a modern aesthetic. They are beautifully feminine and elegant, hand-worked, cleverly cut and finished with details like ruffled necks, chiffon-covered buttons, and intricate embroidery.

After bowing her Temperley label in London in 2000, Alice Temperley gathered a lot of steam in her native country. The line made its runway debut in London in 2003, and by the time the time the designer moved the show to New York for the spring 2006 presentations, she had already amassed an impressive roster of 150 retail stores (and counting) worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman and Selfridge’s, worldwide. She has her flagship showroom in London.

The Look

Bedazzled party dresses for the fearless London „it“ girl. Her experience in the textile business led her to create her own prints and to supervise down to the tiniest details the decorations and crafts embroideries done in the Far East.

Who Wears It

Scarlett Johannson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore, Sarah Jessica Parker, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Naomi Watts, Molly Sims, Mischa Barton, Keira Knightley, Halle Berry, Claudia Schiffer, Eva Mendes, Coleen McClauglin

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