A Pennsylvania Yankee In Laura Ashley's CourtRichard A. Melcher
If James Maxmin had met Laura Ashley in the 1960s, they probably wouldn't have hit it off. Then a graduate student in England, the Philadelphia-born Maxmin, like many others of his generation, went to the barricades against the Vietnam War and the Establishment. But to Ashley, then in the early days of weaving her worldwide fashion empire, the turbulent and shocking '60s only reinforced a commitment to stately, traditional design.
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