Jenny Packham Says Working with Kate Middleton Is 'Always Quite a Collaboration!'

The designer has long been a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge.

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.

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"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.

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"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!"