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Evening dress and storage bag - Poison Apple

Poison Apple

  • Object:

    Evening dress and storage bag

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (designed)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Charles & Patricia Lester (designer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    T.1003, 1004-1994

  • 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

Great Britain (designed)

Date

1994 (made)

Artist/maker

Charles & Patricia Lester (designer)

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/2291.

Descriptive line

'Poison Apple' green pleated silk dress with printed silk storage bag, Charles & Patricia Lester, Great Britain, 1994

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. V&A Publications, London, 1997, p. 100, plate 71.

Labels and date

The universal appeal of pleats is manifest in the work of Charles and Patricia Lester. The creation of their exquisite garments is highly labour intensive: each metre of fabric takes eight hours to pleat before it is dyed and baked. Based in Abergavenny, their hand-dyed garments reflect the drama of the Welsh countryside, sumptuous Renaissance textiles and exotic jewels. [1997]

Categories

Fashion; Textiles; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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