Royal High Hem at Temperley London Fashion Week

Her Royal High Hem: Pippa's front row fashion faux pas as she tussles with short skirt at Temperley London Fashion Week
By Deborah Gentile

Standing up, Pippa Middleton's outfit looked a perfectly reasonable length.

So when the Duchess of Cambridge's sister took her seat at the Temperley show, she probably didn't anticipate she would be spending most of her time ensuring she didn't reveal too much.

Pippa tried to look relaxed as photographers circled, but her clasped hands holding tightly onto the hemline of her short skirt gave a hint that she was not totally at ease.
Style queen: Pippa Middleton sits in the front row at the Temperley show, the first time she has attended a show since the Royal Wedding
Happy: Pippa, right, and actress Rosario Dawson, left, are all smiles as they wait
for the show to begin
Front row: Rosario Dawson looked delighted to be sitting next to Pippa, while a sexy Peaches Geldof pretended not to be interested

She was joined by Peaches Geldof and Rosario Dawson in a star-studded front row.

Pippa's arrival caused a flurry of flashbulbs as the assembled crowd craned their necks for a glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge's sister.

Wearing a cream and black mini dress she had collected from the Temperley store earlier that day, Pippa was groomed to perfection with glossy curls and immaculate make up (in the same kohl-rimmed style favoured by sister Kate).

Joining Pippa in the front row was actress Rosario Dawson in red lace Temperley, last spotted partying at the Roberto Cavalli store launch on Saturday night.

Newly slender Peaches Geldof completed the stellar line-up, wearing a red slip dress with beaded headdress and red platform shoes.

A fashion week regular, Peaches has been seen front row at a number of shows this week after jetting back from the U.S. where she had attended New York's fashion week.
Ladies in red: Peaches wears a full-length red gown with headdress at the show, finished off with a slash of red lipstick, while actress Rosario Dawson, sports a red Temperley design
Front row at Temperley: Pippa Middleton (centre) with Rosario Dawson, Peaches Geldof, and model Laura Bailey to the left

Pippa used to be a regular at fashion week before she was thrust into the public eye, but this is her first high-profile show since the Royal Wedding.

Rumours had swirled that she might appear at the Issa show last Saturday - both Middleton sisters are ardent fans of the brand - but she did not show up.

Pippa has become close to the label's founder Alice Temperley since having a Temperley gown customised in emerald green to wear at the evening reception of Kate and William's wedding.

Kate is also fond of the label - choosing a Temperley dress to wear to Wimbledon in June which then promptly sold out - but she was not able to attend the show.
Tight squeeze: Pippa has to squash into her seat next to some fellow fashionistas
but looks happy regardless
Pippa has been close to Alice Temperley since she chose one of the designer's creations for the evening reception of Kate and William's wedding

The collection that the stars and the stylish enjoyed was at times ethereal, at times dramatic. Heavy on the intricate beading and lace that have become Temperley's trademark, the palette was subtle - ivories, putty - or graphic and monochromatic.
Dramatic: Black lace is made into sumptuous eveningwear and sophisticated separates
Temperley's trademark style: Intricate beading, bridal-inspired chic and elegant shapes