"This is my book about fashion, love, and tadpoles. My journey in writing this book took me to the archives of the V&A and into my brother’s (Chris Packham) underpants drawer - discovering the secrets behind our sartorial choices whilst weaving in my own tales of a life in the world of fashion and beyond. Its personal, honest and hopefully like a well-designed dress - it will inspire.
I’m not sure how I did it but I wrote a book. A book about clothes, sequins, life and love. It almost felt like I was making a dress - weaving together memories and thoughts, the sparkling moments and the tough times into something that may inspire and delight."
- Jenny Packham
In this inspiring and evocative memoir, How To Make A Dress, Jenny explores the secrets of great style and documents a career filled with exquisite clothes. Whether she’s on the trail of Marilyn Monroe’s old clothes in LA, designing a bespoke piece for the red carpet or sketching for a new collection, Jenny is always in search of the eternal truths of style: what does it mean to dress well? How do clothes help shape both identity and culture? And how can they help us live more creative, fulfilled lives?
A brilliant meditation on life and fashion, How to Make a Dress is an unforgettable book for anyone who has ever loved a piece of clothing.
Out July and available to pre-order now.