Poison Apple

Evening Dress and Storage Bag
1994 (made)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Dress
  • Bag
Brief Description
'Poison Apple' green pleated silk dress with printed silk storage bag, Charles & Patricia Lester, Great Britain, 1994
Production typeHaute couture
Gallery Label
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)
Credit line
Given by the designer
Object history
Registered File number 1994/2291.
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
de la Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. V&A Publications, London, 1997, p. 100, plate 71.
Collection
Accession Number
T.1003, 1004-1994

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record createdSeptember 9, 2003
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