Giles Deacon on designing Abbey Clancy’s wedding dress

Last Thursday, model Abbey Clancy wed her footballing hubby Peter Crouch at Stapleford Park Hotel in Leicestershire, but Giles Deacon – the man behind Abbey’s gorgeous wedding dress – reveals how he first met the Liverpudlian beauty.

“I got introduced to Abbey by Katie [Grand] after she shot her for Love magazine. I thought she was great and as we were interested in working with women from Agyness, to Verushka, to Kelly Brook in the spring/summer 2011 show, Abbey was a good fit,” explains Giles.

But what did Abbey initally have in mind for, probably, the most important dress she’ll ever wear?

“We talked about the dress initially three or four months ago. She wanted a dress that was very flattering; very worked in its detailing; with a big romantic skirt that was cool not prissy. We made the corset base first then tried various skirt shapes and it developed in very organic way.

“She called me when I was in Paris when the dress was delivered – after five fittings – and she was delighted with it. The whole dress took six weeks to make. I thought she looked really herself and gorgeous,” said Giles.

But it would appear designing a few wedding dresses a season is all Deacon can handle.

“We do a couple of bridal dresses a season and they are great to do, but very time consuming due to the workmanship involved and attention to detail.”

And even though Giles didn’t attend Abbey’s wedding in person, at least he was filling his time preparing his S/S 12 collection.

“The prep for spring/summer 2012 is going great, but I couldn’t be at the wedding unfortunately as I was in Italy for major collection fittings. I am really excited about how the collection is looking,” proudly boasts Giles to Vogue UK.

How very exciting indeed.

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