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Exhibition Details


20 May 2011 - 22 October 2011

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.

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 60s to the 1990s.

Opening hours and booking
20 May 2011 - 22 October 2011.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 6pm.
Last Admissions 5.15pm.
Closed Sunday and Monday.
Entrance: £7 / £4 for eligible concessions.

To book in advance call 020 7407 8664 


Talks and workshops
As always, the FTM is hosting a range of exciting and interesting events to complement the exhibition. You can take a Highlights Tour of the exhibition with guest curator Timothy Everest – hear his first hand stories of working with Tommy Nutter in his Savile Row shop and his thoughts on the exhibition.

Join in a wide-ranging panel discussion Tailoring inspirations  - includes master pattern cutter Edward Sexton, Jo Morgan, Journalist Stuart Husband, and others .

Come along to the ever popular two day Quilting Workshop - an introduction to creative upcycling using traditional English patchwork and quilting techniques.

These are just a taster of some of the things we have got going on over the next few months – to see all of the events click here.


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