First Woman to be a Head Cutter in Savile Row
June 2011, The Cutting Room, Gieves and Hawkes, Savile Row, London
In 2009 Kathryn Sargent became the first female head cutter in the history of Savile Row, ending a 200 year male monopoly. In 2016 she opened her own business, Kathryn Sargent Bespoke Tailoring was the first female namesake store to open on (arguably) the world’s most well-known street for males’ custom suiting. In 2000 Sargent won the Golden Shears Award, a hallmark of excellence awarded to industry newcomers.