Temperley London’s Heritage Collection is an ingathering of dresses fit for life’s greatest celebrations.
Suffused with nostalgia and steeped in excitement, they are treasures in which to mark out a life well lived. These are the dresses that people always remember and react to. There’s a story behind each and every one.
In the past, if a woman dreamt of wearing a specific gown she remembered from a red carpet or magazine editorial, she would have to seek it out – a pursuit requiring detective work and the not insignificant element of luck. No longer. Now she can choose from the brightest and boldest designs from Temperley London’s history.
Designs like those from the Opera, Talia and Celestial stories, are just three of the new design families joining the Heritage Collection.
The Talia story, with striking embroideries on the softest Italian tulle and its panel of pink sequins, nods to the Golden Age of Hollywood. With its hummingbirds, vines and graphic stitch-work, one can almost imagine Elizabeth Taylor wearing it to a film premiere.
The Opera Tattoo and Strappy dress feature layers of embroidery on a fine-dot tulle, referencing the shadowy wings of opera houses, and are finished with vibrant sequin borders.
The Toledo dress is inspired by an heirloom shawl from Alice’s family collection. And the Celestial story – an allover sequin beauty that shimmers like the night sky over water – returns this season in midnight blue and absinthe.
Shimmering sequins, exquisite embroideries, hand-beaded flowers and yard upon yard of gossamer tulle – luxurious details abound. This attention to detail elevates these dresses beyond that which is merely fashion and into the realm of future heirlooms.