Kathryn Sargent: Master of her trade

Kathryn Sargent: Master of her trade
Kathryn Sargent, head cutter and founder of Kathryn Sargent Bespoke, with one of her clients

A suit fit for a president, or perhaps royalty? Ruth O’Connor reveals the woman showing the men how it’s done on London’s Savile Row

Kathryn Sargent is the founder, head cutter and creative talent behind Kathryn Sargent Bespoke, in 2016 making history by being the first female master tailor to open her own seasonal tailoring house on London’s Savile Row. Sargent trained for 15 years at the right hand of Robert Gieve, of Gieves & Hawkes, becoming the first woman in history to rise to the position of head cutter. In 2012, Sargent set up Kathryn Sargent Bespoke, and in 2014 her atelier opened on Brook Street, Mayfair.

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