Julien Macdonald, nicknamed the "King of Glamour" grew up in South Wales. Taught to knit by his mother, he was interested in design from a young age.
After completing a fashion textiles degree at Brighton University, he achieved a master's degree from the Royal College of Art in 1996. His work was soon noticed and among his many admirers were Karl Lagerfeld and the late Isabella Blow.
Macdonald has become a key part of British fashion, cementing his status by working alongside designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen, in addition to landing the role of head designer at Givenchy in 2001. He has received numerous awards for his work as well as an OBE in 2006 for his services to fashion.
Amongst Julien's achievements are being asked to reinvent the British Airways uniform in 2000 and creating a range of clothing for Barbie. Julien also designed the outfits for Kylie Minogue's world tour. This assortment of defining moments in his design career have led to him dressing numerous celebrities, including Shirley Bassey and Cheryl Cole who are amongst his many fans.
In 2001 and 2003, Julien received the British Glamour Designer of the Year award, a further nod to his status as an important member of British fashion.
In 2003, Julien began designing his Star by Julien Macdonald range for Debenhams. This has since been expanded to include women's occasionwear, accessories and homeware. Star by Julien Macdonald offers glamorous styles that create maximum impact.
His signature style provides the collections he designs for the Debenhams range with stunning catwalk inspired pieces. He continues to create stunning pieces for his Debenhams range as well as his couture line.