At the risk of sounding like a trite excerpt from Sex And The City: The Movie, when news of SHOWstudio favourite Katie Shillingford's nuptials hit our HQ the reaction was one of extreme excitement. Ms Shillingford's trademark style - showcased in the pages of Dazed & Confused, on the catwalks of Gareth Pugh, Craig Lawrence and Viktor & Rolf and across more than a few films here on SHOWstudio - guaranteed a Fashion Statement (capitalisation intentional), although the celebration of her marriage to Alex Dromgoole was low-key and informal.
Married on 29 July in Eltham Palace, an Art Deco set-piece in Greenwich, Shillingford's attire underlined the mood: a face-framing veil by Stephen Jones topping a grey slashed silk dress with a sinuous thirties line by long-term collaborator and even longer-term friend Gareth Pugh. Maquillage came courtesy of Alex Box, while the finger-waved Harlow-style hair was by Alex Brownsell, albeit in a decidedly contemporary shade of cerise (ditto Shillingford's chain-festooned manicure, documented here by Amy Gwatkin). Bridesmaids Karen Langley, Nell Kalonji, Hanna Hanra and Shillingford's niece Tilly all wore Craig Lawrence, Gary Card created the set and decoration and London jewellery Dominic Jones designed the rings. A true family affair - fashion family included. Heartfelt congratulations to both Alex and Katie from all at SHOWstudio.