Hitchcock’s Leading Lady Inspires Temperley London AW13

Temperley London AW13

The last time I visited The Dorchester, in Mayfair, it was to interview Kourtney and Kim Kardashian. Back then there was a sea of paparazzi camped outside the hotel. And for the Temperley London AW13 show it was a similar scene – except the street style photographers were snapping away, this time.

Alice Temperley presented her Fall 2013 collection on the third day of London Fashion Week, and it was easily the most elegant and sophisticated show on the schedule. Inspiration came from Alfred Hitchcock’s muse, Tipi Hedren, which is particularly timely, as the recent release of Hitchcock has put the iconic director’s leading ladies back in the spotlight.

These backstage images – photographed by Alice’s sister, Matilda – show the collection’s strongest looks. Highlights include an ivory swing coat, worn with a classic black cashmere jumper and movie star sunglasses; a cap-sleeve ivory mini dress with crystal studding; and a pair of wide-leg checked trousers. And with any luck we’ll soon see these designs on the leading ladies of today!

Temperley AW13

Olivia Palermo sat on the front row, alongside Alice Eve (of Sex and the City 2 fame) and models, Anouck Lepere and Jacquetta Wheeler. Pixie Lott and Peaches Geldof were also in attendance – all wearing Temperley London, of course.

Alice Eve, Olivia Palermo, Anouck Lepere, Jacquetta Parfitt. Photographer Matilda Temperley

See the Temperley London Fall 2013 collection in full on style.com. Do you like the elegant Hedren-inspired designs?

Photos by Matilda Temperley, courtesy of Temperley London
  • I loved that everything looked clean and flawless- including the models hair and make-up. That first shot captures all of this perfectly!


  • Wow, love the studs and ivory driving gloves…. so flattering and beautiful!