Tempting Temperley

Alice Temperley On Kate and Pippa

“The Duchess is an inspiration,” the designer tells The Telegraph in an interview.

Fashion designer Alice Temperley is full of praise for her most high-profile client's style, saying that Kate Middleton is the perfect modern-day woman.“The Duchess is an inspiration,” Alice told The Telegraph in an interview today.“She’s very graceful, gracious and she’s a brilliant ambassador for British fashion. She mixes up designer and high street; the perfect modern-day woman,” she said.Alice Temperley designs for actresses such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Keira Knightley and Kate's sister Pippa.

Alice, who has a clientele of celebrities, described the Middleton sisters as “lovely girls," (not such a big sccop there) and adds that creating Pippa’s emerald green backless number for her sister’s reception was “fun, easy, simple – she looked great … They know I will be discreet.”