In sev­enth heaven

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

Ex­perts: The tailors of An­gel’s in the 1950s a won­der­ful store of con­tem­po­rary, six­ties and sev­en­ties clothes that I wanted. I bought it five years ago.” A small ex­am­ple of what he has done.

“Re­search­ing the com­pany’s history for our book Be­hind The Seams brought home how we have changed and de­vel­oped with pop­u­lar cul­ture. In the 19th cen­tury it was theatre, the 20th film and tele­vi­sion. Those con­tinue of course but now it’s stream­ing and Net­flix, Ama­zon and HBO. Game of Thrones we did a lot on.”

An­gels has passed through wars in the world and war in the fam­ily. It even sur­vived Tim’s hor­ri­ble great aunt who could have de­stroyed it. Ra­tioning was good — when peo­ple couldn’t buy or make, they hired.

Health and safety more or less wiped out bon­fire night. That cre­ated a whole new fancy-dress mar­ket for Hal­loween. Ev­ery change is an op­por­tu­nity. It isn’t only thanks to Ju­lia Neu­berger that An­gels seems sealed in the book of life. ‘Be­hind The Seams, An­gels Cos­tumes’ is avail­able via www.an­gels­be­hindtehseams.com or from ama­zon. co.uk or Foyles online at £30. The ex­hi­bi­tion, ‘Dressed by An­gels’, is at the Old Tru­man Brew­ery, Brick Lane, Lon­don E1 un­til Jan­uary 3 2016

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