Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Long before Treacy there was Jones

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
24 February – 31 May 2009
V&A South Kensington

Portrait of Stephen Jones by Peter Ashworth, 2008.

Wash and Go by Stephen Jones
Image courtesy of Justinephotography

Straw boater by Madame Suzy c.1937

The companion publication to the exhibition, Hats: An Anthology
By Stephen Jones & Oriole Cullen, Foreword by John Galliano

Hats: An Anthology offers an unprecedented view of the world of millinery, drawing on the V&A’s extensive collection of hats, Stephen Jones’s own archive and iconic headgear from around the globe. Beautifully illustrated chapters examine the inspiration behind the creation of hats, the history of their construction, the lure of the hat shop and finally the etiquette and occasion of hat wearing for the client.

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Mrs. Blandings said...

It would be nearly impossible to have a bad day if you were wearing the straw boater. In fact, it would be a bit difficult to have a bad day just knowing you owned the straw boater.

And, when did you disallow anonymous comments? I think I'm there.

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

Mrs B - more fun, that's what we all need.

I have never allowed them. I would spend way too much time hunting for transgressors.

Pigtown-Design said...

I was going to write about this, but will leave it in your more than capable hands. I love the wash n'go hat!

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

PD- pish.

lady jicky said...

I want that red and white straw boater!

little augury said...

does "wash and go" have a Vermeer look or what? great hat-incredible photograph. pgt