Sir Hardy Amies - A Century of Couture
We all love a good celebration, and to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Hardy Amies, The House of Hardy Amies will open its largely unseen archive to the public at its original premises - No.14 Savile Row - newly refurbished for the occasion.
The first time a British couture house has opened its archive to the public, the exhibition - curated by Austin Mutti-Mewse - will delve into Sir Hardy's association with Royalty (he was the Queen's dressmaker until 1989), his foray into menswear, and his years on the feted Savile Row.
Unseen sketches of Queen Elizabeth nestle alongside those of costumes he created for ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, and his most famous creation the 'Made in England Suit'. For those seeking a more personal insight into the couturier's life, his desk, collection of artworks, and correspondence from Nancy Reagan and Cecil Beaton amongst others will also be open to perusal.
A documentary film - featuring contributions from Alexandra Shulman and Jeremy Irons - also features amongst the exhibition, which is sure to compoundHardy's desire to be remembered as "Somebody...with a capital S". The Hardy Amies Archive will open in November at No.14 Savile Row, London W1.
Posted by Luke Raymond