VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
We are proud to announce that the Mess Dress of The Royal Lancers Regiment, as created by our team of specialist military cutters and coat makers here at number 10 Savile Row has been selected for inclusion in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s ‘What is Luxury?’ Exhibition.
The striking vest (waistcoat) created from off-white Melton with gold Russia and Myar French braid along the collar was worn by the 17th Lancers from about 1901 until the regiment was amalgamated with the 21st Lancers in 1922 to form the 17th/21st Lancers.
‘What is Luxury?’ interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity. In their words, ‘Extraordinary works of craftsmanship will be on display’ and the uniform we created for the newly formed Regiment of The Royal Lancers can be seen in the first room as you enter the main show.
Entry to this exhibition at the V&A Museum is free of charge and it remains open until 27th September 2015.