Matthew Williamson: My dresses are timelessMatthew Williamson is proud one of his favourite designs still looks “fresh and modern” after 15 years. The fashion creative will be naming his 15 proudest creations in collaboration with Vogue, as that is the amount of years he’s now been in the industry.

He started with a dress from his first collection. The nude-coloured fitted gown covered with sparkly cobwebs was originally modelled by Helena Christensen in his Spring/Summer 98 Electric Angels show.

“This was one of my favourite pieces from my first ever show in 1997,” he told Vogue.co.uk. “Only last month [model] Poppy Delevigne wore this dress to an event and it was so lovely to see it being worn again 15 years on. Somehow the dress hasn’t dated and it looked surprisingly fresh and modern.”

A Central Saint Martins graduate, the Manchester-born designer launched his own label with business partner Joseph Velosa in 1997. He soon became a firm favourite with the A-List, with his muses including Sienna Miller, Lindsay Lohan and Katy Perry.

“Women love wearing Matthew’s clothes, ultimately because Matthew loves women,” Sienna was quoted as saying in his book, Matthew Williamson, which was published in 2010.

“There is nothing contrived or pretentious about what he creates. When I step into one of Matthew’s dresses, I feel like I am stepping into his world, which is colourful, ethereal and dreamlike. His clothes are more than garments, they are magical, mood-enhancing creations and that is an absolute testament to the man designing them.”