Tailored: A Very British Fashion
17 July 2015 – 3 January 2016 at Leeds City Museum
‘Tailored: A Very British Fashion’ celebrates the art and heritage of tailoring from the eighteenth century to the present day. This unique exhibition at Leeds City Museum brings together a wide range of examples of British tailoring and explores the development of tailoring as a renowned British skill from Savile Row in London to the Leeds’ tailoring industry.
Highlights include a jacket worn by Ringo Starr, made by Leeds-trained tailor to the stars Dougie Millings on loan from the V&A, and a specially commissioned suit, made by acclaimed Leeds-born Savile Row tailor, Kathryn Sargent. The suit is further complimented with work by contemporary fashion designers Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen and Roger Saul for Mulberry.
A programme of workshops, study days and tours will also be available for anyone studying, or with an interest in fashion, textiles and design. To find out more visit www.leeds.gov.uk/tailored