Wardrobe: Julia Clancey
British designer Julia Clancey creates original, red-carpet designs that combine elegance, glamour and fun. Julia started out as a stylist to the stars dressing rock n’ roll clients such as Catatonia in the mid 90’s onwards. During this period she also worked as a fashion editor and editor for publications ‘Cream’ and ‘Large’ . With a flair for customising and developing her own elaborate designs she eventually decided to strike out on her own. Her big break came when one director, assuming she was a dress designer, asked her to produce outfits for a multimillion pound international advertising campaign.
Julia debuted at London Fashion Week in 2004 and later at LA fashion week back in March 2008 with an A/W collection sponsored by IMG and Smashbox, Andre Leon Tally from US Vogue sat backstage and profiled her in his column. Since then Julia has developed a desirable, luxury high-end fashion label.Collections are reminiscent of glamour past and present using the most delicate silks and chiffons. Signature pieces include intricate hand beaded chic cocktail dresses and elegant show stopping gowns. Julia Clancey accessories are both exquisite and decadent. Unusual body drapes are adorned with Swarovski crystals alongside dramatic eye masks, delicately encrusted belts
and vintage inspired hand drapes.
In 2010 Julia launched her ‘Little Miss Clancey’ line , a more affordable younger cutting edge line inspired by her work as a stylist within the music industry. It also saw the launch of her private showroom in West Hollywood catering to her loyal following of private clients.
In late 2010 Julia was approached to do the costume design for ‘Two Jacks’ directed by Bernard Rose and produced by Julia Verdin. An impressive cast of Sienna Miller , Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Jacqueline Bisset , Billy Zane, Izabella Miko, LydiaHearst made Julia realize that this was where the true heart of her passion lies and is currently working on another feature filming in the fall.
Julia’s feminine whimsical designs are worn by a dazzling array of celebrity clients on a waiting list for prestigious red-carpet events. These include; Megan Fox, Mischa Barton, Dita Von Teese, Estelle , Leann Rimes , Faith Hill , Tori Amos , Dani Minogue , Girls Aloud , Heidi Klum, Paris Hilton , Keira Knightly , Lindsay Lohan , Tori Amos, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Denise Van Outen. Julia’s work has appeared in UK Vogue , American Vogue, Italian Vogue , Russian Vogue, Elle , Harpers and Queen , Wallpaper ,I.D. The Times , Tatler , Marie Claire , Instyle , Surface and numerous others.
“Julia Clancey captured perfectly the glamour of old Hollywood with her costumes for Two Jacks, making a major contribution to the film. She told the story and defined the characters with her brilliant designs.” Bernard Rose
“Julia is one of the most wonderfully creative designers I know. Her design work is really original and unique- she is great and creating perfect unique looks for each character and at the same time creating a wonderful balance in terms of the overall style of the scene. She has a great attention to detail, works incredibly hard and is really passionate about the projects she works on. She was really amazing to work with and I can’t wait to work with her again!” Julia Verdin
Julia Clancey is an incredibly talented designer. I have had the priveledge to work with her with my celebrity clients who are huge fans and cant wait to wear her creations on the carpet as they know they are bound to wind up on the who wore it best pages. I have also seen first hand what an amazing costume designer Julia is, creating stunning pieces perfect for the character, so beautiful that they are characters themselves. Julia Clancey is definitely one of the most talented designers there is and I know there is only more greatness to come.