Pippa’s wedding dress thework of ex-Eden designer

Date: Friday 26th May 2017

DESIGNER Giles Deacon, who grew up in Eden, was the creator behind Pippa Middleton’s wedding dress at her high-society wedding to James Matthews.

Several members of the royal family attended the wedding of Kate Middleton’s younger sister Pippa, with Prince George and Princess Charlotte acting as pageboy and flowergirl.

Guests included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and tennis star Roger Federer and his wife, Mirka.

The internationally-acclaimed designer was born in Darlington but spent much of his childhood near Ullswater. He is the youngest child of David Deacon, who was an agricultural salesman, and Judith. He has one elder sister and was educated at Barnard Castle School before starting his star-studded career in fashion. Speaking to the press about the collaboration with Pippa, Mr. Deacon said: “I was thrilled to work with Pippa on her wedding dress. The dress is constructed with a cap sleeve, high neckline and features a corseted bodice with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail at the back.

“The bespoke silk cotton lace was hand appliquéd to create an illusion of the dress having ‘no seams’.

“The lace bodice is embroidered with pearl detailing over an organza and tulle underskirt, which has layer upon layer to enable a floor-sweeping movement.

“It’s a privilege to show the craftsmanship that my team produces in London and a real testament to Pippa’s support of British fashion,” he added.

Mr. Deacon now divides his time between his homes in London, Paris and Italy.