Back for its second year, Concours on Savile Row takes place on May 24 and 25, with an eclectic variety of classics and supercars on show. The legendary street in Mayfair famous not just for shopping, but as the epicentre of British tailoring and craftsmanship will be pedestrianised specifically for the concours.
Live music will accompany this family- and dog-friendly event across the two days inviting everyone to join a spectacular automobile extravaganza.
Vehicles on display this year will span everything from a 1957 Ferrari 250 GT Spyder to Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Ford GT40. Moreover, for its 2023’s edition, the show has also expanded around the corner, into the area outside the Royal Academy of Arts on Burlington Gardens.
Mayfair’s most sartorial street
Named after Lady Savile, the wife of the 3rd Earl of Burlington, Savile Row was built between 1731 and 1735 as part of the illustrious Burlington Estate. Tailors started to occupy Savile Row’s boutiques in the late 18th century, serving well-heeled local residents and denizens of Mayfair and the City. Less than 300 metres long, Savile Row is possibly London’s best dressed street with its influence spanning the entire globe.
Tailoring meets automotive art
Acclaimed car manufacturers will pair up with Savile Row’s finest tailors. Each of the partnerships will give visitors the chance to explore these famous brands producing exclusive garments, installations and more.
Among the highlights is Bentley’s collaboration with Huntsman, showcasing two exquisite bespoke models and Everrati and Clothsurgeon presenting bespoke jackets inspired by the iconic Everrati GT40.
Legendary photographer Gered Mankowitz will take you on a captivating journey, recounting his experiences working with music icon Jimi Hendrix. Additionally, esteemed figures including Jeremy Hackett of JP Hackett, Simon Cundey of Henry Poole, Joe Morgan of Chittleborough & Morgan and Oliver Mumby of Cad & The Dandy will take the stage, sharing insights into style, timelessness, and the rich history of Savile Row.
A showcase of craftmanship
The tailoring houses will also be running activities that further elucidate their art. For example, visitors can observe precise shirt cutting at Dege & Skinner or get a masterclass in watchmaking from horologist Seth Kennedy at Henry Poole.
Hackett will be hosting a talk from Aston Martin’s brand historian Steve Waddingham on the history of coachbuilt models, and how this highly skilled discipline is still carried on within the brand today through the Q department.
The two-day free event
Unlike other concours events Concours on Savile Row is free to attend, with no tickets required. Although there will be VIP passes available to allow special access to exclusive displays within the tailors and galleries on Savile Row and private receptions.
Concours on Savile Row 2023 will take place from Wednesday, 24th May, until Thursday, 25th May, between 10 am and 8 pm.
Don’t miss out on an unforgettable celebration of British style, exceptional craftsmanship, and the symbiotic relationship between the automotive and tailoring worlds. Dress smart if you can, and dress to impress if you’re heading to any of the VIP events.
Schedule of free events can be found here.