World News America

Page last updated at 18:42 GMT, Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Measuring up success

Advertisement

In the search for fine clothing Britain's Saville Row holds a special place in both history and fashion. The tailors there have outfitted royalty and celebrities for years, making it a true bastion of British tradition.

But while the fashions may have changed over the decades, one thing that remained the same was the job of head cutter - it was strictly an all boys club.

But now Kathryn Sargent is the first woman to hold the role of head cutter after starting work at Gieves & Hawkes 14 years ago sorting buttons and thread.

In this First Person account Kathryn shares how she broke through the glass ceiling on one very exclusive row.

SEE ALSO

Story Tools

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific