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The Silk Story
"VOGUE" Opinion Counts
Innovations in Silk Production
The Thai Silk Company Founded in 1948
Thai Silk Hits Broadway
James Harrison Wilson Thompson - Grandfather
Early 1950s
1959 - The Pinnacle of Silk Success
Early 1960s Thai Silk Debut in the World of High Fashion
The Mid - 60's
The Measure of Silk Success
     
 
Early 1960s Thai Silk Debut in the World of High Fashion
 
   
 
The exclusive Pierre Balmain "Haute Couture" Collection in Thai Silk for Her Majesty Queen Sirikit  

In the early 1960s, while on a state visit to the United States, Her Majesty Queen Sirikit dazzled America with her exquisite fashion collection in Thai silk designed by Pierre Balmain, and which featured several of Thompson's silks.

Thompson also produced a number of fine gold brocades in Thai silk for exclusive use of Her Majesty the Queen.

Since then Her Majesty has played an instrumental role in the revival of silk.