Thursday, 31 May 2012

"I hate fascinators"





"I love working on haute couture, and then coming back and making a hat shaped like a Twix. Or for a horse. One thing informs the other..."

"Hats go in and out of fashion but proper hats are back... People will move away from all these fluffy feather things, which are more of an afterthought. I hate fascinators. Hats will be more demure, sophisticated, less brash."

"You don’t have to spend lots of money to make something beautiful. You can make a beautiful thing out of something that is pretty humble."


Stephen Jones (born 31st May 1957), milliner, genius.

Read about our visit to his landmark exhibition Hats - an Anthology at the V&A in 2009

8 comments:

  1. oh I don't know. I love some of them. A guest from the Royal Wedding gave me one and it makes for a wonderful tickler and very small dildo in a pinch.

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    1. The Olde Englishe phrase "tickle my arse with a feather" comes to mind! Jx

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    1. I am certain you have several of his hats... Jx

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    2. Yes, he and Philip Treacy keep me covered!

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  3. Never mind a Twix - what about a finger of Fudge?
    ;-)

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    1. It's just enough, allegedly. I never agreed with that, however. Jx

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