TOMMY NUTTER: REBEL ON THE ROW
20th May – 22nd October 2011, Fashion and Textile Museum,London
20 May 2011 – 22 October 2011
Fashion and Textile Museum is currently closed for a good reason, staging the brillintly themed forthcoming exhibition on Thomas Nutter,founder of the famous “Nutters” shop in Saville Row or otherwise, theman-epitome of great british bespoke tailoring, the one reiventing the Saville Row suit around the 60’s. The influence of the Nutter style in fashion,celebrity,rock world of the time aided significally to the boost of the whole Saville Row tradition,an issue also to be analysed/exposed during the exhibition and various workshops,talks etc that will accompany the main event. So here’s the exhibition’s official announcement and for those with questions regarding Mr Nutter,we will be back shortly with more infos on the exciting subject of 60-70’s bespoke tailoring frenzy! A list of his clients included Sir Roy Strong, Mick Jagger,Bianca Jagger,Elton John as well as dressing The Beatles in the cover of “Abbey Road” album in 1969. Yet Nutter continued to create new shapes influencing fashion,with his most famous latest work being Jack Nicholson’s full costume guardrobe for the role of “Jocker” in the 1989 Batman film.
Exhibition details-Press release
20th May – 22nd October 2011
The FTM is building up to the opening of its new exhibitionwith great excitement as it is going to contain some really special items. The Nutter order books read like a roll call of the great names of the day; Mick Jagger, Elton John, The Beatles, Charlie Watts, Neil Sedaka, Cilla Black, and Twiggy were all clients and through their generosity we have some great items on display.
When Nutters opened in 1969 on Savile Row, the staid and traditional world of bespoke tailoring entered a new era. It all started when Thomas Nutter, working as a junior sales assistant, met Edward Sexton, a cutter who had trained with Kilgour, French and Stanbury – one of the great bespoke establishments on the Row. It was this meeting that would lead to the formation of Nutters of Savile Row.
Tommy Nutter’s personable and stylish attitude to the styling and selling of clothes would link with the exquisite tailoring andsculptural cutting of Sexton in a completely new way. With Sexton cutting to Nutter’s ideas the Nutter style was born.
This exhibition not only explores the Nutter style but will also analyse the contribution of this legendary individual in the marketing and branding of a Savile Row company. A range of suits takes the viewer through the changes that Nutter introduced and will place his work in the social and historical context of the late 1960s through to the 1990s.
As always, the FTM is hosting a range of exciting and interesting events to compliment the exhibition such as a talk with guest curator Timothy Everest – sharing his first hand stories of working with Tommy Nutter in his Savile Row shop and his thoughts on the exhibition plus a Masterclass in Pattern Cutting with pattern cutter Edward Sexton, and many more. Diving into sartorial past that still shapes the present,its an exhibition not to be missed.
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