Committed Centenary Supporter Recognised for his Creativity

John Cutler

Committed Centenary supporter, John Cutler.

We love celebrating the successes of our committed Centenary supporters, just as we love celebrating those of our dedicated scientists.

Over the weekend we were delighted to see John Cutler of J. H. Cutler Bespoke, featured in the Australian Financial Review for his unique and internationally recognised creativity – he has crafted Australia’s most precious coat.

The owner of this most precious coat is Keith Lambert, below, the chief executive of Southcorp Wines from 2001 to 2003. It is precious, in that every element in its making represents a tribute to the dying art of true bespoke tailoring.

Keith Lambert

Keith Lambert is the owner of John Cutler’s $50,000 coat.

The coat and the idea behind it are the brainchild of Sydney-based tailor John Cutler, who used the fleece of the rare vicuna, an animal similar to a llama that lives in the Andes mountain range in South America. The coat’s buttons, silk lining and engraved gold trimmings came from master craftsmen selected from around the world.

So rare is the concept behind the coat that it has attracted the attention of an American author who chronicles the coat’s provenance in a new book.

John Cutler’s work goes beyond tailoring and he is a committed supporter of Centenary Institute’s medical research, helping us raise much-needed funds in order to support our scientists vital research.

Read the full article in the Australian Financial Review here and find out about the extent of John’s creativity.

You can also support Centenary’s research by making a donation today.