Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Hats: An Anthology by Stephan Jones"

Beyond the hard core fashionistas out there, not too many people truly pay attention to the milliner; the hat man. Yes, hats make a statement, and have long been a mainstay in fashion, but how many hat designers can you name?
Stephan Jones stands out as an exception. The famed milliner has designed for the likes of Giles Deacon (read my recent review here), Marc Jacobs, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.
Jones is the curator for "Hats: An Anthology by Stephan Jones" for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The exhibit pays homage to the hat, including many of his own designs to "everything from a sixteenth-century jester hat to Darth Vader's helmet to My Fair Lady bonnets." (The Cut)
Jones on the collection," This is my very personal anthology of hats, a mish-mash of dates, places, stories and illusion that are squished into a sense of order by a mad hatters logic...It is my own viewpoint from where hats came from, and how they are made, where they are sold to the extraordinary people who wear them."

While personally the only traveling I will be doing to London before May 31st 2009 will be mental traveling, but if any of you out there have the fantastic opportunity to venture to London, check this out (So I can live vicariously through you!)

No comments: