The Tommy Nutter exhibition opened in style last night at the Fashion and Textile Museum with Cilla Black and Ringo Star in attendance to add some true British sparkle.
When Nutters opened in 1969 on Savile Row, the staid and traditional world of bespoke tailoring entered a new era. Tommy Nutter, with master cutter Edward Sexton, combined up-to-the minute styling with classic techniques to create the brand that set the Row swinging. The shop - financed by Cilla Black, James Vallance White, and Beatles’ executive Peter Brown – opened up the experience of bespoke tailoring; catering to rock stars, artists and aristos who wanted to custom fit with the new shapes and details pioneered at Nutters.
I definite must see for any lovers of great tailoring, the exhibition includes suits worn by Cilla Black, The Beatles, Mick Jagger and Elton John to name but a few!
Catch the exhibition this summer at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London
20 May 2011 - 22 October 2011
Photos - www.kirstinsinclair.com