Caroline Charles (1942-), Fashion designer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Fashion designer; studied at Swindon Art School (1958-60), before moving to London. Completed an apprenticeship at Michael Sherard's couture house, and worked with Mary Quant. After working with photographer Tony Rawlinson for a year, Charles founded her own firm in 1963. Her collections were an instant hit with stars including Cilla Black and Barbara Streisand. Awarded an OBE in June 2002.