In seventh heaven
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