Master tailor Kathryn Sargent measures Captain Inger Thorhauge for her final uniform fitting



Kathryn Sargent, the world’s first female Master Tailor, has partnered with Cunard to design and create bespoke blues, whites and mess uniforms fit for the next generation of Cunard Captains and Officers.


Having pored over the Cunard archives for inspiration, the new uniforms weave the very best of British design and style with the heritage and prestige of ocean travel.

Master tailor Kathryn Sargent and Captain Inger Thorhauge look over uniform designs at the cutting table
Captain Inger headshot photo

It’s been a privilege to work with Kathryn and see how the style and elegance of her uniforms have come to life throughout the design and fitting process. I can’t wait to wear the new uniform with pride when I and my team will be welcoming guests for the very first time on 3 May!

Captain Inger Thorhauge

Meet Kathryn Sargent

Kathryn Sargent is Savile Row’s first and only female Master Tailor and the original woman in London to hold the prestigious title. Kathryn spent many years honing her skills, attaining the qualifications and setting up her own business – all of which led her to holding that precious title, made all the more impressive in this once-strictly "for men, by men" world. Kathryn brings a calming positive female energy to the male-dominated industry of tailoring, delivering a freshness and a woman’s eye to her creations. In another break from tradition, Kathryn offers bespoke tailoring to both men and women.


Kathryn began her career at Gieves and Hawkes, the original Naval tailors of No.1 Savile Row, where she spent 15 years honing a depth of knowledge and understanding for uniform code and history. Working alongside one of the last members of the founding family (Mr Robert Gieve), she rose to the position of Head Cutter, and became the first woman to ever do so in the entire history of Savile Row.

Captain Inger Thorhauge tries on her whites unfirm with Kathryn Sargent, Master Tailor

In 2012 Kathryn founded her eponymous tailoring house, establishing her atelier in Mayfair. It was in 2016 that she achieved the historic first and became Savile Row’s first and only female Master Tailor. ‘Savile Row Tailoring’ is a set of tailoring standards and relates to the skills used to craft tailored garments, rather than the geographical location. Most recently, in 2023, Kathryn expanded the Kathryn Sargent Bespoke brand to open a second atelier on Edinburgh’s Howe Street.


Cunard is proud to work with Kathryn, as both prestigious brands deliver unforgettable once in a lifetime experiences.

Kathryn Sargent, Master Tailor on Savile Row

I have long held a fascination and interest in the symbolism and structure of uniforms and working with Cunard. It has been a privilege to get to know Captain Inger and to work with a brand whose principles closely align with a shared sense of tradition, precision, craft and putting the individual at the heart of what both do – and an appreciation for dressing appropriately with a sense of occasion, grace, and comfort.

Kathryn Sargent, Master Tailor

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