Laura Ashley

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Birthday
7, 1925
Birthplace
Dowlais, Wales
Death Date
Sep 17, 1985 (60)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1925
Birthplace
Dowlais, Wales
Death Date
Sep 17, 1985 (60)

About

Welsh entrepreneur and fashion and furniture designer. Her clothing design style was marked by a romantic, nineteenth-century, pastoral character and by the use of non-synthetic materials.

Before Fame

During World War II, she joined the Women's Royal Naval Service. After the war, she worked as a secretary and designer of quilts and scarves.

Trivia

Her fashion design company was originally called Ashley Mountney (a combination of her married and maiden names), but her husband suggested that it be re-named Laura Ashley.

Family Life

She was raised in England and Wales by Baptist parents. Her marriage to engineer and fellow designer Bernard Ashley produced four children.

Associated With

She was a contemporary of Broadway costume designer Patricia Zipprodt.