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Thursday 24 July 2014

Tilda Swinton's style is "avant-garde"

Tilda Swinton

Jenny Packham wishes she could dress Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton.

The actress is known for her androgynous look, which often consists of trouser suits and slicked-back hair.

British designer Jenny is a fan of creating glitzy dresses and while she'd love to get her hands on Tilda, she can't see her dream becoming reality.

"[I'd like to dress] Cate Blanchett or Tilda Swinton, though I think there's little chance of [Tilda] ever happening as she's very avant-garde, and I think it's wonderful that she is," Jenny smiled to Britain's InStyle magazine.

Jenny has dressed some very high-profile faces including Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet and Britain's Duchess of Cambridge.

She doesn't currently have a favourite royal fashion moment though.

"No, not really. I think it's just a privilege to dress her," she smiled.

"In time there may be a few dresses that I'll look back on and love.

"We did a knee-length dress version of [a] knitwear piece which has done well and then there was a long black dress the Duchess of Cambridge wore recently. It was nice to see that because, unusually for us, it doesn't have beading on it."

Thanks to the glamorous nature of Jenny's designs, many celebrities reach for her pieces when dressing for a big event.

While she's flattered so many A-listers like her clothing, the 48-year-old fashion star is glad she doesn't have to put up with diva behaviour.

"We have an agent in LA who deals with a lot of the stresses, like people holding onto things that other people want," she explained.

"I have learned a lot from just watching celebrities I've dressed on the red carpet. When I go to any sort of big event I'll rush in as quickly as possible, but these women look so confident. They're knowledgeable about how they look from every angle."

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