Tailored: A Very British Fashion
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 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. 

One of our exhibition partners, Leeds College of Art, is running a 12 week tailoring course. For details visit http://www.leeds-art.ac.uk/study/short-courses/fashion/an-introduction-to-tailoring-techniques/