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Evening dress and storage bag
  • Evening dress and storage bag
    Charles & Patricia Lester
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Evening dress and storage bag

  • Place of origin:

    Wales (designed)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles & Patricia Lester (designer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.1001, 1002-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The universal appeal of pleats is manifest in the work of Charles and Patricia Lester. Their textiles and garments are highly labour intensive: each metre of fabric takes eight hours to pleat before it is dyed and baked. Their design studio is based in Abergavenny, far from the industry capital of London. Their hand-dyed garments reflect the drama of the Welsh countryside, sumptuous Renaissance textiles and exotic jewels.

Place of Origin

Wales (designed)


1994 (made)


Charles & Patricia Lester (designer)

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/2291.

Descriptive line

Gold pleated silk dress with printed silk drawstring storage bag, Charles & Patricia Lester, Great Britain, 1994


Silk (textile)


Fashion; Textiles; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Formal wear

Production Type

Haute couture


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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