An Anthology by Stephen Jones
Mar 2010 -
'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones' is the result of a collaboration between London's Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and one of the world's foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. Exploring the fascinating world of millinery, the exhibition presents more than 250 hats and iconic headpieces from the V&A's extensive collection and Jones's own archive.
The exhibition includes historical items and iconic hats, such as a twelfth-century Egyptian fez, a wide-brimmed black silk tulle hat from Christian Dior's first collection in 1948, Mary Quant's c.1968 navy blue beret, and Stephen Jones's 'Wash n' Go' hat, moulded from clear plastic to resemble a splash of water, from Spring Summer 1993.
It also features hats worn by historical and cultural icons: Elsa Schiaparelli's black felt beret worn by Marlene Dietrich in Witness for the Prosecution in 1957; Philip Treacy's bridal headpiece created for Camilla Parker-Bowles's marriage to the Prince of Wales in 2005; and Jones's own creations, such as Mick Jagger's hat worn for the Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang World Tour and Kylie Minogue's visor headdress for her Showgirl tour.