Best news ever: Jenny Packham launching budget line
We're seriously excited right now: Kate Middleton's favorite designer, Jenny Packham, is set to debut an affordable line this spring at U.K.-based retailer Debenhams. There's only one problem…
Jenny Packham is following in the footsteps of other designers like Versace, Missoni and Jason Wu by releasing her own collection of affordable clothes for the masses. The line — called No. 1 Jenny Packham — will feature shoes, dresses, jewelry and fascinators for both women and children, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
The line will range in price from $134 to $253 and be sold exclusively in U.K. Debenhams department stores. No word if it will be available for U.S. shipments, but we're hoping.
The whole thing is a dream come true, according to Packham.
"As a young girl I was regularly abandoned in Debenhams Southampton whilst my parents disappeared to search for the latest Teasmade or some other 'must have' electrical appliance. During this time I lost myself in the rails of '70s polyester and dreamt of a life in fashion," she said in a statement.
"Therefore it is only natural that I have chosen Debenhams to launch my first High Street collection. My aim always is to design styles that create glamour and excitement whether it is for the red carpet or a teenage prom. My collaboration with Debenhams is a great opportunity for me."
Packham is one of the most sought-after designers for celebrities, including Middleton, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry and Angelina Jolie. The sultry In the Land of Blood and Honey director wore a Jenny Packham creation to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in late January.
We're assuming the No. 1 Jenny Packham collection will sell out quickly, just like the Missoni and Jason Wu collections for Target. After all, people scooped up the $3,315 dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore to a charity event in June 2011.