Savile Row at the British Ambassador’s Residence, Paris

Dear Shaded Viewers,



French haute couture and British bespoke tailoring celebrated the final night of the Haute Couture shows and honored Savile Row. His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott together with Mr. Didier Grumbach, President of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, and members of the Savile Row Bespoke Association welcomed their guests.

James Sherwood, exhibition curator and Saville Row Bespoke Tailor

His Excellency Sir Peter Westmacott, the British Ambassador Sir Peter Westmacott, KCMG, LVO with Monsieur Didier Grumbach, President of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, who gave a charming speech.





Karl Matthews and Rafael Jimenez with Adeline Andre
I was touched when this elegant man inquired about my ankle. I had fallen a few months ago, first day of fashion week. I did not stay off of it and it took forever to heal. Rafael Jimenez, co-founder of IQONS.COM with couture designer, Adeline Andre.

The Duke of Wellington, H.M. Queen Victoria, Emperor Napoleon 111 and Empress Eugenie, King Edward V11, Charles de Gaulle, the Duke of Windsor, Sir Winston Churchill are some of the great names that wore Savile Row Bespoke. The archives include Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich and Cecil Beaton, to name just a few.



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.