I posted this photo on the Shrimpton Couture instagram account this week - it is of our own Laura McLaws Helms while announcing the upcoming Thea Porter exhibit - Thea Porter: Bohemian Chic - at the Fashion & Textile Museum, London, from 6 February to 3 May 2015. This was at the press conference and seated with her are Thea's daughter and the legendary Zandra Rhodes. I am extra, extra obsessed to this exhibit because I love Thea's work and have collected it for years. I gave Laura unprecedented access to the archives and am very pleased to say that pieces from my collection will appear in both the book and the exhibit. And perhaps I may do a small capsule once the show rolls around. We will see :)
I asked Laura to send in her thoughts to share with you and watch this space for more to come on the exhibit!
"This week I was pleased to announce the first exhibition on the life and career of Thea Porter, which will take place at the Fashion & Textile Museum between February to May 2015. In addition to curating this exhibition, I have also written the first book on her
(V & A Publishing, February 2015). Thea Porter's daughter, Venetia, and Zandra Rhodes joined me at the museum to announce the exhibition, which will feature over 70 ensembles designed by Thea Porter (some kindly loaned by @shrimptoncouture from her private collection)." - Laura