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SAVILE ROW IN PARIS

July 05, 2007 BY CAPSULESNEWS

pete2.jpgThe 300+ year history of Savile Row, the legendary street in London known for its carefully evolved standards of tailoring, is now on display in Paris. The world’s most famous leaders, from Napoleon to Churchill have patronized the tailors of Savile Row, whidh runs parallel to Regent Street between  Conduit Street and Vigo Street. The exhibition is a joint effort between the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and Great British Bespoke and covers masculine style from George III and the Duke of Wellingtron to Bryan Ferry and Pete Doherty (pictured here). The work of 12 Savile Row tailors are featured in the exhibition. In a season where tailoring is becoming increasingly influential, and contemporary designers are creating looks for men that are rooted in tradition, this exhibition is a compelling must see. The exhibition features original court regalia, military uniforms, morning suits and formal dress. The exhibition, curated by James Sherwood, is expected to go on show in London and Tokyo next year.

 

 

 

 

 

PHOTO: telegraph.co.uk