11 February 2009

"The ultimate accessory..."

Nearly a year ago one of the fashion world’s most prolific milliners, Stephen Jones, was asked to research the V&A archives. Looking at what amounted to thousands of hats, 'Hats: An Anthology By Stephen Jones' was created. It follows in the footsteps of the V&A’s very first fashion show in 1971, Fashion: An Anthology by Cecil Beaton. Jones thinks this is the right time to do the same for hats.

The exhibition follows the life of a hat through the stages of inspiration, creation, the salon, and on, to the client who wears it. And with fans including Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Thierry Mugler, Christian Dior, John Galliano, Comme des Garçons and Marc Jacobs, I can't wait for it to open on the 24th February!

And just to show what a geek I am...in support of the new exhibition Stephen Jones himself is giving a talk in the museum on March 27th as a part of the museums 'Friday Evening Talks'. At £6, I consider that abit of a bargain, grab your tickets quick!

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