Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hats, Hats, Hats!!!

Everyone LOVES hats! As Stephen Jones puts it 'a hat is the cherry on the cake'. To celebrate the world of hats, the V and A are holding an exhibition, HATS: An Anthology by Stephen Jones 24th Feb - 31st May 2009

'Stephen Jones began his career on graduating from St Martin's School of Art in 1979. Since
 then he has produced hat collections twice a year under his label 'Stephen Jones Millinery', while also collaborating with some of the most prominent fashion houses and designers of our time, including Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Christian Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garcon and Marc Jacobs.

As part of the exhibition the V and A are holding a 'Mad hatters' late nigh event 27th March . Rob Ryan has designed the hat above as part of the parade.

'As you can see I'm no hat maker and the major rule for me was to keep piling on until it looks done. It's supposed to be a pill box mourning/funeral number hence the 'turning on the water works' veil!!!' (Rob Ryan)

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