April 15, 2014 -- Kate Middleton has her pick of designer gowns for major moments.
Jenny Packham's designs often win out, possibly because the designer allows the duchess to give her input.
"It’s always quite a collaboration," Packham told Women's Wear Daily of working with Middleton, 33. When asked if they work directly with one another, Packham added, "Absolutely."
Recently, the duchess wore Packham's Fern dress to a dinner in New Zealand, though the moment occurred while the designer was sleeping.
"Sometimes when we dress celebrities, there are always loads of Twitters and things like that when I wake up, I think, 'Oh right, she wore it,'" Packham said. "You kind of always know where it's going to be worn."
However, the designer's partner, Matthew Anderson, does have one small complaint about Middleton: She always wears the gowns when he and Packham are out of town!
Noting that she also wore a Packham dress when she left the hospital with Prince George last year, he noted, "We always seem to be away when these things happen!"