First-ever exhibition on the fashion and interior design of Thea Porter. The Porter: Bohemian Chic opens at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London on 6 February 2015 and runs until 3 May 2015.
I cannot wait to see how the retrospective will recreate Porter’s old shop in Soho in the 70s. A shop where the artists and creatives liked to hang out - at times spending the whole day there. Some of the most know visitors were the Beatles, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud.
'Entering Thea's shop was an experience I will never forget. I had never seen such sumptuous and exquisite clothes and fabrics before. It was my first taste of real adventure in fashion' Sir Elton John, 2014.
Now when the 70’s are back in fashion it is a good time to see what kinds of shapes and materials “really” where used at the time.