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Laura Ashley
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Born in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales
Born on 7th of September 1925
Died on 17th of September 1985

Born 1925. Died 1985 - Welsh fashion designer.

When she married Bernard Ashley in 1949 they started up a business manufacturing furnishing materials and wallpaper. She later designed and made clothes which in turn transformed the one small shop into an international chain selling clothes, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers. Her style is the epitome of romance, using natural fabrics, and floral prints.

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