One by one we dream Of silken rainbows and painted promises Of wishes fulfilled and fantasies One by one just for me
A courtship of notions Choreographed artistry Symphonies colours sensations Sculpting elegance with grace
One by one melodies of magic Stitched intimately preciously, precisely Decorated with dancing echoes Of delicious memories to be
Love softly imprinted Swathes of rolling landscapes Glistening oceans swirling Floating kisses of blossom shades
One by one senses awaken Transformation in admiration Adorned with glittering appreciation As cloth and body marry and dance in harmony
One by one Each individually Crafted uniquely Just for me

The Luxury Textile Art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The art of Charles and Patricia Lester

The Art of ...

The journey began fifty years ago. A simple desire to create grown up clothes for children developed into the sophisticated luxury women’s wear designed today. One by one, each piece is crafted by hand by our small, specialist team. They produce unusual wearable art for discerning women around the world.

Luxury Wearable Art for Women

Luxurious, elegant and easy to wear. Each piece is crafted individually creating sumptuously sophisticated outfits for women of all shapes, all sizes and from all walks of life. The Lesters’ artistry appeals to those who do not always follow fashion but are instead seeking something that expresses who they are.

Lester Interiors Art

Interiors Art

Unique bespoke art textiles for interior design projects. Luxurious cushions, throws and exotic bed spreads.

Charles and Patricia Lester

About Charles and Patricia Lester

A little something about Charles and Patricia and the history of their work.

Inspirations

Inspired by the quirky, the complex and the simple beauty of nature and all that surrounds them, they have always recorded all that inspires them through their art and photography.

Lesters Newsletter

Newsletter

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Where to buy Lester art

Where to Buy

Best places to see the Lester collections and artwork.

How to buy Lester art

How to Buy

Whether you are thinking about buying something ready made or wanting to commission special pieces, then this is what to expect.

Contact the Lesters

Contact

Send an email using our online form.

Lester in the press

History - Press & Editorial

Over the years, the Lesters have been featured in around 200 or so publications worldwide. This is a sample list of the editorial they have received.

Journalists and editors

History - Journalists

Some of the top journalists, editors and photographers who have worked with Charles and Patricia over the years.

Awards

History - Awards

Some of the awards presented to Charles and Patricia

Lesters in Opera

History - Opera

Costumes and set textiles for opera performances.

Lester in Museums

History - Museums, events & exhibitions

Museum collections, events and exhibitions.

Lesters in film

History - Film

Costumes and textiles for film and television.

Charles and Patricia Lester on Social Media.

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People wearing Charles and Patricia Lester

Elizabeth Taylor at an AmfAR benefit, 1999.
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Gown by Charles and Patricia Lester - The Independent - (Fashion Features - Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites)
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Just a gorgeous shot from an Egyptian flavored Tumblr. Go check out the link by clicking thru her blog is awesome!
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SO GORGEOUS !!! barbra Streisand
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Princess Michael Of Kent, Patron, Arriving To Open The Fashion And Textile Museum In Bermondsey Street
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Virginia Whybrow Being Presented To Princess Michael Of Kent At The Viennese Ball Hosted By The Lord Mayor And Lady Mayoress Of London At The Savoy Hotel In London. Princess Wearing Dress Designed By Charles And Patricia Lester
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Amazing to see so much green still at this time of year. The wonder of working with colour is that it comes to life when the sun light shines. Is it any wonder that we love what we do?

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The gorgeous @irinamaleeva99 wearing the special #Flamenco dress we made especially for her.

with @get_repost “The #flamenco #dancenumber from “Gypsy in my soul “, directed by Carlyle King , costume by Charles and Patricia at the WACO ( #Richard and Tina Lawson #) theatre ! 🎶❤️🎶#music #dance #spanish #laactors #movie #video #knowles #lawson #richard #gypsy #songs #equity #success #recognition”
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Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 10:08pm
Sumptuous velvet that is about to be made into cushions and a throw. How gorgeous are these colours? We should give this colour a new name. What do you think it should be called?
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 12:08am
The gardens are stunning today at the house. It has inspired us to set up a separate account so that we can share all the delights and treasures that have inspired us over the years. Hope… https://t.co/5s19dg9ixz
Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 8:16pm
Being creative means that we see inspiration everywhere. Colours, patterns and textures are especially inspiring in nature. .
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#luxuryartisan #artluxury #textileart #textiledesignerhttps://t.co/NkuQrOhivC
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:12pm
Amazing to see so much green still at this time of year. The wonder of working with colour is that it comes to life when the sun light shines. Is it any wonder that we love what we… https://t.co/xpOwoWiKUV
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:01pm
Amazing to see so much green still at this time of year. The wonder of working with colour is that it comes to life when the sun light shines. Is it any wonder that we love what we… https://t.co/xKciHJcCHB
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 12:59am
A painting that was on display at the #BishopsPalace #artexhibition. It’s called “Dissonance”. I found the way my eyes tried to focus when they were already focused fascinating. Loved the… https://t.co/BAigbr49TD
Sunday, September 23rd, 2018 at 7:09am
Day 5/7 #blackandwhitechallenge Black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge someone new everyday. I was challenged by @Georgina_Lester and I challenge @Luxury_Wedding - no pressure! 😀😀 https://t.co/FGHxwzTMHI CPLester1 photo
Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 at 7:35pm
Day 4/7 #blackandwhitechallenge Black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge someone new everyday. I was challenged by @Georgina_Lester and I challenge @Homes_of_Luxury - no pressure! 😀😀 https://t.co/xO2yFxgQU0 CPLester1 photo
Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 6:10am
Day 3/7 #blackandwhitechallenge Black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge someone new everyday. I was challenged by @Georgina_Lester and I challenge @BowerBirdBears - no pressure! 😀😀 https://t.co/uwnurcEMQt CPLester1 photo
Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at 5:41am
Day 2/7 #blackandwhitechallenge Black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge someone new everyday. I was challenged by @Georgina_Lester and I challenge @Alison_Tod - no pressure! 😀😀 https://t.co/aB1bm4UdFf CPLester1 photo
Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 7:26pm
The gorgeous irinamaleeva99 wearing the special #Flamenco dress we made especially for her.

with get_repost “The #flamenco #dancenumber from “Gypsy in my soul “, directed by Carlyle King… https://t.co/5jiWn226VA
Friday, September 14th, 2018 at 7:25pm
Day 1/7 #blackandwhitechallenge Black and white photos. No humans. No explanations. Challenge someone new everyday. I was challenged by @Georgina_Lester and I challenge @Patricia_Lester - no pressure! https://t.co/oVMAECATyO CPLester1 photo
Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 at 6:45pm
More photographs of our hallmark #handpleated #handpaintedsilk will be coming soon. I’m in the middle of doing some experiments to see if I can find a better way to capture the soft… https://t.co/Wb4zGY14II
Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 8:08pm
Like juicy pomegranate kernels these #garnet #semipreciousstones are a delicious accompaniment to this super #luxurious #silkvelvet wrap. Pictures to be uploaded soon.

#bespokecouturehttps://t.co/YReQ24tgqR
Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 11:32pm
Delicious new colours coming out of the #fabricpainting rooms. Not sure what name it will have. What do you think?
#luxurylifestyle #luxurybespoke #bespokecouture https://t.co/dLRCkWOksM
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 at 6:58pm
Thank you to @pjcalder for finding this!! 1984 #frontpageeditorial in Harper’s &Queen.

Lauren Helm in @CPLester1 @tiffanyandco hair Ray Allington mup Rex Hilverdink 📷 Rudy Molacek… https://t.co/qD0FlDHWtL
Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 10:08pm
Sumptuous velvet that is about to be made into cushions and a throw. How gorgeous are these colours? We should give this colour a new name. What do you think it should be called?
C
O
L… https://t.co/4xWj1AbrFY
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 12:08am
The gardens are stunning today at the house. It has inspired us to set up a separate account so that we can share all the delights and treasures that have inspired us over the years. Hope… https://t.co/5s19dg9ixz
Friday, October 19th, 2018 at 8:16pm
Being creative means that we see inspiration everywhere. Colours, patterns and textures are especially inspiring in nature. .
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#luxuryartisan #artluxury #textileart #textiledesignerhttps://t.co/NkuQrOhivC
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:12pm
Amazing to see so much green still at this time of year. The wonder of working with colour is that it comes to life when the sun light shines. Is it any wonder that we love what we… https://t.co/xpOwoWiKUV
Thursday, October 18th, 2018 at 11:01pm
Amazing to see so much green still at this time of year. The wonder of working with colour is that it comes to life when the sun light shines. Is it any wonder that we love what we… https://t.co/xKciHJcCHB

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