Louise Fennell was first introduced to the gilded gutter life of the rich and famous when, aged seventeen, she began working for the iconic dress designer Thea Porter in 70s Soho. In those years she travelled extensively from the Colony Room Club in Dean Street to Paris, New York and Los Angeles, dressing the stars of stage, screen and rock and roll. After a stint as a photographer's agent she returned to her first love: 'zipping divas into dresses', and started her own fashion business in the 90s, which she enjoyably continues to do today. Louise is married to the designer Theo Fennell and they have two daughters.
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