Alice Temperley life and biography

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Alice Temperley biography

Date of birth : 1975-07-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Somerset, England
Nationality : British
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-09-20
Credited as : fashion designer, London Fashion Week, Pippa Middleton

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Alice Temperley is a British fashion designer based in London. Her fashion label, Temperley London was launched in 2000.

Alice Temperley grew up in Somerset, on her parent's cider farm before moving to London to attend university. Temperley graduated from the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins before setting up her company, Temperley London, together with her then boyfriend (now husband) Lars von Bennigsen in 2000. She is well known for her focus on beautiful fabrics and hand finishes and has been hailed as the designer making the biggest waves in British fashion by American Vogue.
Temperley London produces four collections per year: Autumn/Winter, Cruise, Spring/Summer and Pre Fall. These include Ready To Wear, Black Label (exclusive evening gowns and cocktail dresses), Beach, Accessories, Bridal. The designer has 4 stand-alone boutiques in London, New York, Los Angeles and Dubai. Additionally, Temperley London is sold in 300 stores in 37 different countries. In 2007, Temperley London launched a Bridal department with a boutique next door to its London flagship store. The headquarters are based in Notting Hill, London adjacent to the designer's home.

Temperley hosted her first fashion show in Notting Hill, London in 2003. In 2005 she moved her fashion shows to New York where she has showed since, with the exception of the Spring Summer 2009 show in 2008 in London. For the Autumn/Winter 2009/10 show Temperley hosted a two day presentation simultaneous with an online multimedia video launch rather than a traditional catwalk show.

Alice Temperley's designs have grown up. A look that started out as girlish, highly decorated party dresses has now transformed into stunningly memorable pieces worth more than a second glance. Once the uniform of a certain type of London party girl, her frocks now merit red carpets of their own and most definitely translate across the continents. Famous for hard work and originating in a hippy haven in Somerset where her parents make cider, she has become a dress designer with staying power.

• Alice Temperley graduated from London's prestigious Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art
• The line made its runway debut in London's Twentieth Century Theatre in 2003
• In 2006 Alice Temperley took on New York Fashion Week - and soon afterward had a retail count of 150 stores (and counting) worldwide, including Bergdorf Goodman and Selfridges

In February 2008, Alice Temperley announced that she was expecting her first baby in September. "I've been begging Lars for years so I am delighted," she said, referring to her husband (and ceo of Temperley London), Lars von Bennigs. For her 2008 show, Agyness Deyn modelled and Charlotte Tilbury did the makeup.

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Pippa MIddleton, 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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