Museum collections, exhibitions, events & lectures

Victoria and Albert


Collections and Individual pieces of Charles and Patricia Lester’s work can be seen in a variety of museums in the world. They include the following:

Victoria and Albert Museum
The Wexner Centre, Ohio State University
Houston Arts Museum
Phoenix Arts Museum

Lectures and Presentations

Victoria and Albert Museum – London
Victoria and Albert Museum – London – Fashion in Motion series
Jersey College – Channel Islands
Victoria University – Wellington New Zealand
Many smaller institutions and organisations to promote the business across the UK.
Isle of Man
Victoria and Albert Museum’s Cutting Edge of Fashion exhibition in London (March – July 1997). Pieces from their collection are prominent in the accompanying book which the V&A have published.

Exhibitions and Events

Exhibitions – fashion and art
International Silk Convention – Liberty of London
Gallerie Aolia – 10 Rue de Seine, Paris
Tomichio – Tokyo – Japan
Fortuny Exhibition – Milan
Bergdorf Goodman – New York – throughout the store (interior and fashion)
Leighton House Museum – centenary of death of Lord Leighton – together with all windows in Liberty’s – set in Studio and throughout House.
Leighton House Art Gallery and Museum – art exhibition in gallery and throughout the museum celebrating Charles and Patricia Lester art “A Textile Experience”
National Eisteddfod – various in Wales
British Embassy – Muskat – Oman – series of fashion shows and exhibition
Welsh Design Exhibition – Japan
Vidal Sassoon exhibition – Paris

Major Fashion Shows

1985 London Fashion Week
1986 London Fashion Week
1986 London Fashion Week – Princess Michael Guest of Honour
Carlo Tivioli – Ice rink show in Italy

Collaborative Promotional projects

International Yacht race
Victoria and Albert Museum – Amy de la Haye and Valerie Mendes

Personal appearance and trunk shows

Capriccio – Arizona (including a major Fashion show for the Phoenix art museum)
Capriccio – La Jolla – California
Bergdorf Goodman – New York
24 Collection – Miami
Sophy Curson – Philadelphia
Janet Brown – Long Island – New York
Obiko – San Francisco
Liberty’s – London
Harrods – London
Wilkes Bashford

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