Celia Birtwell was born & brought up in Manchester and moved to London in the early 60s, where she met Ossie Clark.
Celia became a close & lasting friend of David Hockney, holidaying with him & sitting for a wide array of drawings & paintings. In 1984 she opened her shop in Notting Hill selling fabrics for interiors. Since 2000 her joyful prints have attracted a new generation of fans, with two collections for TopShop & designs for a range of outlets.
Celia was made a CBE in June 2011.
Dominic Lutyens is a freelance arts journalist who writes regularly about fashion, design, interiors and art for the Guardian, the FT, the Telegraph, Elle Decoration and Design Week. He is the co-author with Kirsty Hislop of the book 70s Style & Design (T& H). For more info, go to: www.linkedin.com/pub/dominic-lutyens/9/578/703
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