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As part of the ‘Savile Row and America: A Sartorial Special Relationship’ exhibition in Washington D.C., four leading Savile Row houses will reveal their unique, modern interpretations of the classic driving jacket. Commissioned by Bentley Motors, the jackets celebrate the heritage and artistry that both Bentley and Savile Row represent. In a level of finish reserved for the most discerning of collectors, the capsule collection presented by Bentley embodies truly bespoke tailoring from Savile Row, paired with the very best of British luxury from Bentley Motors.
Curated by Nick Foulkes, esteemed fashion and luxury journalist and author of The Bentley Era: The Fast and Furious Story of the Fabulous Bentley Boys, the exhibition honours the tailors’ relationship with America, and showcases garments from notable customers such as Gregory Peck, Andy Warhol, Michael Jackson and Kevin Spacey, among others. Four renowned houses from Savile Row, namely Dege & Skinner, Gieves & Hawkes, Henry Poole, and Huntsman, were commissioned to design and craft modern interpretations of the classic driving jacket, taking inspiration from the spirit of the Bentley Boys both past and present. In bringing Bentley and Savile Row together, the collection of jackets will showcase the best of British luxury, performance, and craftsmanship today and the rich heritage, storied history, spirit and persona of patrons past and present.