First-ever Thea Porter exhibition opens

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First-ever Thea Porter exhibition opens

The late Thea Porter was an artist, fashion designer and interior designer who opened a Soho boutique in 1966 which instantly drew rock and film stars.

From her Greek Street base, she sold interiors and clothes featuring Eastern textiles and was later credited with pioneering the now iconic 'bohemian chic' look.

London Live’s Alison Earle went to the Fashion and Textile Museum in south east London to see a preview of the first ever exhibition to celebrate the designer.  

Curator Laura McLaws Helms said: "I spent several years interviewing people and made an elaborate database of every (Thea Porter) piece I know of in the world". 

"I was attracted to her love of luxury in her designs and the exoticism that she brought together with a sense of fantasy," she added.

The exhibition Thea Porter: 70s Bohemian Chic runs until May 3.

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