Joshua Ellis is the hidden name behind many a leading lady. Seen here wearing a beautiful pale pink suit by the leading New York designer Peggy Jennings, Laura Bush was unknowingly supporting the English weaver of luxury fabrics and accessories, Joshua Ellis.
Joshua Ellis has produced fine quality coatings, suitings and accessories in their mill in Batley, West Yorkshire since 1787. Today Joshua Ellis continues to supply many leading design houses around the world; working in conjunction with their design teams to produce new colours, structures and finishes for their luxury ranges. Cashmere is often the preferred choice of fibre, but Joshua Ellis also specialise in fine wools, silk and cotton.
This photo shows Mrs Laura Bush presenting the first Komen Italia Award, during her visit to Italy in February ’06 to Mrs. Marisa Giannini, a cancer survivor and the director of the Philatelic division of the Italian Postal Service, for her volunteer services with Koman Italia of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
(Photo by Shealah Craighead, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum)