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Unformatted text preview: erley’s success has afforded her the opportunity to open boutiques in
London, New York, Los Angeles, and Dubai. Her designs are also available at Bergdorf
Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as online retailers such as NetA-Porter and Shopbop (Alice Temperley). Just a few months ago, on March 1, 2011,
Temperley was awarded an MBE for her services to the fashion industry. She wore a
menswear inspired tux and top hat for the ceremony, and when Queen Elizabeth II
presented her with the award, it’s safe to assume Temperley’s nerves got the better of
her. As she told the Press Association, "Unfortunately I walked away without
curtseying, which is annoying” (Alexander, “A Royal Honour”). Despite the minor faux
pas, Temperley exudes elegance, a quality that shines through in all of her designs. 4 Her creative spirit is also unmistakable and best summed up in an excerpt from her
website bio, “Each season Alice is inspired by the world around her, ranging from trips
to Mexico and the Far East to scouring the vintage markets of London and...
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