Showing posts with label Hats. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hats. Show all posts

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Heads Up

Hats are everywhere right now - Mary Poppins boaters at Marc Jacobs, couture fantasies at Dior, paper delights at Chanel. You can also pay homage to star milliner Stephen Jones at his spec-HAT-ular (oh no I zi'int) exhibition currently on at the V&A. In the show, Jones takes us on a magical tour of his craft, trawling through the museum's archives and choosing over 300 treasures for display including Audrey Hepburn's Cecil Beaton-designed hat from My Fair Lady, Camilla P-B's Philip Treacy wedding headdress and Carla B-S's Dior beret from her sojourn in London. The centrepiece of the show is an amazing recreation of a milliner's atelier with ribbons, feathers and beads covering every surface. I have dabbled in millinery myself: for the first wedding I ever attended, I cobbled together a headpiece out of a bit of cardboard, a scrap of veil and a couple of feathers. I thought I looked great but I'm sure everyone else was thinking "why is that girl wearing a Rice Krispies box on her head?" Oh well.

Christian Dior

Marc Jacobs

Chanel

Images from style.com / TFS