Phillipa Lepley has unveiled her dreamiest dress ever to celebrate her 25th anniversary - and it is a true beauty…
Aptly named 'Phillipa', the strapless couture gown embodies the qualities of Lepley's business which have made her such a success for the last quarter of a century: she (for all her gowns are ladies) is made from the most luxurious fabrics - Italian Duchesse Satin in this case; features the most exquisite of embellishment and that wonderful waist-cinching corsetry; all expertly finished with the most scrupulous attention to detail and executed to the highest of standards.
We've had the privilege of witnessing the couture process for which the Chelsea- and Fulham-based designer is world renowned firsthand, (you can follow the process in our blog here) and we can't speak more highly of the personal approach the designer and her caring team bring to the entire design process.
Phillipa (the gown, not the designer) is perhaps the most intricate design we've ever seen from the couturier; the diamante, crystal and silver pearl-encrusted bodice shimmers delicately like the first heavy snow of winter, equally as enchanting and every bit as magical.
Accompanying the silver anniversary gown is an equally ornate veil, consisting of six different varieties of lace which took over six weeks to re-embroider.
The gown can be seen at Lepley's Chelsea boutique where it is currently on display and will feature in a charity auction later this year.
Here's to the next 25 years, Phillipa!
Phillipa Lepley; www.phillipalepley.com