Savile Row Just Got Its First Female Master Tailor

Today, Kathryn Sargent becomes the first woman to have her name above a Savile Row door

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It's hard to believe that there has never been a woman's name above a Savile Row door.

But today master tailor Kathryn Sargent will change all that as she becomes the fist woman to open a shop on the famed tailoring Mayfair street.

Sargent, 41, spent 15 years at Gieves & Hawkes, where she became the first female head cutter at Savile Row tailor.  She opened her first store on Brook Street in 2012.

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'I am thrilled to be making history, although for me being a woman is incidental, I am a tailor first and foremost,' she told The Guardian.

'There’s more and more women coming through now and doing the training. Sixty-five percent of the newly-qualified tailors last year were women. It is more diverse.'

The shop, which is a gender-neutral tailoring house catering for both men and women, will be open for a spring and summer residency, after which Sargent will decide whether she wants to make the store permanent.

Her bespoke suits cost from £4,200, with made-to-measure suits from £1,500.

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