Patricia Caroline LESTER

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-02-11
Education Thornton Coll, Oxford Coll of Technology
Publications N/A
Recreations gardening, painting, Folly Fellowship, Steam Boat Association
Clubs N/A
Style Mrs Patricia Lester, MBE
Career formerly employed as secretary St Anne's Coll Oxford then British steel Wales; textile, fashion and interior designer; fndr and currently dir Charles & Patricia Lester Ltd with husb, estab lifestyle shop incl fashion, textiles and interiors in Knightsbridge London; together developed unique method for finely hand pleating silk and decorating velvet and silks, developed original methods for structure of garments and interior pieces; estab couture house selling worldwide incl: Fortnum & Mason London, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue US, other stockists in Germany, Italy, Hong Kong and Japan; additional products incl cushions, bedspreads, throws, unique silk tapestries, shawls and scarves; clients incl: HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston, Emma Kirkby; recreated Flaming June set for centenary of death of Lord Leighton (Leighton House) 1996; film work incl: costume designs for Wings of the Dove (Oscar nomination for costumes 1998), fabric for Hamlet, Greenfingers, Jack and the Beanstalk; theatre work incl all costumes for opera Iris (Holland Park Theatre 1997 and 1998, Teatro Grattacielo concert prodn Lincoln Centre NY 1998) and for The Pearl Fishers (Opera Holland Park 2002); featured in V&A Museum exhbn Cutting Edge 1997, solo exhbn Textile Experience (Leighton House) 1997; work featured in publications and collected in museums world-wide; Fit for Work Award (in recognition of commitment to the employment of disabled staff) 1985, Welsh Business Woman of the Year 1986 and 1987
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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