Pattie Boyd unveils outfits as part of The Beatles Story Exhibition

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Pattie Boyd, former wife of the late Beatle George Harrison and Eric Clapton, Tuesday unveiled two of her iconic outfits which formed part of her exhibition "George, Eric and Me" at The Beatles Story in Liverpool.

One of the outfits, a jacket and short skirt, was made especially for Boyd by The Fool, while she bought the other outfit, a floaty Thea Porter dress, while in Italy on an Italian Vogue shoot in 1970.

Both outfits now join the exhibition, which features intimate portraits of Harrison and Clapton by the woman who shared both their lives. The fascinating collection also includes candid photographs of the musical icons and their rock'n'roll star friends such as The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood.

Boyd Tuesday visited The Beatles Story and told Xinhua that it was natural to take photos for them as they were friends at that time.

"They were quite comfortable with me taking photos. So it is more like an intimate exhibition," Boyd told Xinhua.

Boyd was married to Harrison, one member of The Beatles, from 1966 to 1977. She was married to another musician icon Eric Clapton from 1979 to 1988.

Boyd first met George Harrison during filming of A Hard Day's Night in 1964 when she played a schoolgirl, but she was engaged to a photographer and initially declined Harrison's offer of a date.

Just a few days later, the pair went out to a club, chaperoned by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and according to Pattie one of the first things George said to her was: "Will you marry me?"

George and Eric were close friends but during Pattie's marriage to the Beatle, Eric, who found fame in the 1960s with his rock group Cream and also as a solo artist, fell in love with her.

Boyd said: "The exhibition looks fabulous. Each picture tells a story and the whole collection really does give a glimpse into my life with George and my life with Eric. The exhibition also includes pictures that have never before been shown in the UK."

"I am delighted with the exhibition, which is complemented by the natural light that floods into the exhibition space at The Beatles Story. It's been a real honour to show my work here and to add these two special outfits, which will be on display for the remainder of the exhibition."

Boyd said she would love to display her images in China. "If a gallery in China asks me to, I would say yes."

Data showed there is a breakdown of the number of visitors to The Beatles Story from China.

The number of Chinese visitors to The Beatles Story was 9,460 in 2013, and it reached 11,297 in 2015.

"We are expecting the number of visitors from China to be even bigger in 2016 and China to become our first biggest market overtaking the U.S.," said one of the organizers. Endit

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