September 10, 2013 New York
Packham is a master at beading, and a taupe chiffon minidress adorned with tiny pink rosette embellishments—as well as multiple crystal-covered gowns in celadon, chartreuse, and powder blue—showed off that talent. But it was the less glitzy looks that really shone, including an easy-elegant burgundy-plaid shirtdress with a ball-gown skirt, and several halterneck numbers in pleated chiffon, both short and long. A pink pussy-bow gown, which hit right above the ankle, was as striking—and glamorous—as anything with a thousand sequins.
It was good that Packham went for a bit of new, because as pretty as her beaded dresses are, they don't change much from season to season. It was nice to see that she's capable of more.