Ever wonder who makes those incredibly awkward yet somehow stylishly extravagant hats that you always see Lady Gaga wearing? Well it’s this guy, Phillip Treacy. Having designed hats for high-end designers such as Chanel, Ralph Lauren and Givenchy and having been a five time BFA (British Fashion Awards) winner for the Accessory Designer of the Year, this Irishman is perhaps the most influential hat designers in the world. One of the things I love about his designs is that they seem to be both daring and lavish at the same time.
Check out his creation for Sarah Jessica Parker at her Sex and the City 2 Premiere, a hat or perhaps a ‘head piece’ that sums up the nature in spring time complete with real looking butterflies.
Yes it’s beautiful and rather extraordinary...but there’s only one question I want to ask here.....How on earth did that hat balance on her head without falling off???
Treacy now designs bags and purses too, which I found to be just as tasteful and much more sobering. My personal favourite from the spring/summer collection 2010 was the pink and white stripped clutch with a classy Phillip Treacy’s signature embellishment; casual enough for the day and elegant looking for the evening. (I was unable to find a still photograph of the clutch but it is viewable on his website.)
If you're looking to make a stunning, dramatic appearance for Ascot or an extravagant wedding, Treacy's hats are perfect for the occasion. Phillip Treacy’s pieces are available to purchase in Selfridges and Harrods as well other stores listed on www.philiptreacy.co.uk. These hats are also available online at www.asos.com and www.net-a-porter.com