A new exhibition dedicated to the tuxedo has got under way in Mayfair to mark the garment’s 150th anniversary.
The ‘Little Black Jacket’ exhibition takes place in the Burlington Arcade, just metres from Savile Row where the iconic jacket was invented by Henry Poole & Co.
The exhibition, which is being put on in collaboration with the London College of Fashion will showcase “heritage pieces” including those worn by Frank Sinatra and Truman Capote.
Harold Tillman, Chairman of the British Fashion Council, comments â€œThe Tuxedo and Burlington Arcade are two British icons that remain the epitome of timeless fashion. I canâ€™t think of a more fitting environment to display this fantastic show, which is a perfect example of some of the finest British craftsmanshipâ€.
The Little Black Jacket exhibition runs from today (10th) through to September 22nd.
Famous lingerie company, Rigby and Peller, has been sold to a Belgian bra-maker.
Van de Velde, according to reports, has bought an 87 percent stake in the business for Â£8million.
The Royal-warranted bra specialist was founded by Mrs Rigby and Mrs Peller in Mayfair’s South Molton Street in 1939. A Royal warrant was first granted to the business in 1960.
Ignace van Dooselare, Van de Velde’s chief executive, told the Guardian: “It is our intention to work closely with both the Kenton family and the existing management team, to invest and grow Rigby & Peller both in the UK and internationally.”