Tommy Nutter was a British tailor.
Tommy Nutter was born in 1943.
In his youth Nutter studied at the Tailor and Cutter Academy and worked for traditional tailors Donaldson, Williamson & Ward. He soon became inspired by changes in popular culture of the 1960s. In 1969 he opened his own shop, House of Nutter, in Savile Row, London. He worked with Edward Sexton, and was backed financially by Cilla Black and Peter Brown of the Beatles' company Apple He even created clothes for another fashion designer, Hardy Amies.
In the 1970s his bespoke business became less successful, but he branched out into ready to wear clothing, marketed through Austin Reed. He also successfully expanded into East Asia, establishing the Savile Row brand in Japan.
Nutter's suits are worn by three of the members of the Beatles on the famous cover of the Abbey Road album. He also created the clothing of The Joker worn by Jack Nicholson in the 1989 film Batman.
Nutter died in 1992 of complications from AIDS.
Tommy Nutter was famous for reinventing the Savile Row suit in the 1960s. He is known for combining traditional tailoring skills with innovative designs. In the 1980s, he described his suits as a "cross between the big-shouldered 'Miami Vice' look and the authentic Savile Row."
The Beatles, Mick Jagger, Bianca Jagger and Elton John