Ashley, Laura

Ashley, Laura,

1925–85, British fashion designer and manufacturer. After serving in the Women's Royal Naval Service, she and her husband founded a company to produce silkscreened placemats, scarves, and tea towels. Her romantic and old-fashioned look carried over into women's clothing, home furnishings, children's wear, fabrics and wall coverings and to decorative accessories. Her more popular designs included a smock blouse, patch pockets, and dresses designed in the Edwardian style.
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MacDougall and her husband Richard of Brooklyn, NY; a sister, Annette Tharp of Texas; ten grandchildren, Jennifer, Lynette, Samantha, Eleanor, Matthew, Jr., Nicole, Patrick, Ashley, Laura and Charlotte; four great granddaughters, Jaelyn, Amaya, Kayla and Maggie; a niece and several nephews.