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inspiration wednesday: we heart philip treacy

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“fantasy hats” are how Phillip Treacy refers to his creations. the Irish milliner (that’s “hat maker” to those who don’t know) is modest at the most; his work has adorned stars like Sarah Jessica Parker, Lady Gaga, Naomi Campbell, and more. his spectacular works of art are a combination of whimsy, texture, ingenuity, glamour, and boldness that no one else can match. he graduated with honors from London’s Royal College of Art in 1990, and a chance encounter with Tatler fashion editor Isabella Blow introduced his works of art to the public eye. over the next decade, he would collaborate with Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Valentino, and many more icons of fashion and glamour, including Blow, who became his close friend and muse to many his designs. Phillip Treacy almost single-handedly brought fascinators and hats into our fashion consciousness today, inspiring a new way to accessorize and push the fashion envelope.


(clockwise from top left): lady gaga in an unforgettable phillip treacy piece, 2010

zara phillips was pefectly put together in feminine frills and a phillip treacy masterpiece, 2008

alexander mcqueen and phillip treacy on the runway, 2011

victoria beckham rocking an elegant phillip treacy look

naomi campbell is stunning, especially with a flurry of multicolored butterflies on her head, thanks to phillip treacy

a futuristically beautiful phillip treacy conconction on the runway

the gorgeous iman wowed in phillip treacy, 2003

sarah jessica parker at the london premiere of Sex and the City the Movie, 2008

“People, when they buy a hat,

they can’t explain why they want to buy it

or why they want it, but they do.

It’s like chocolate.”

– Phillip Treacy

Author: erinlindsay

I'm cute and poetic, I create stuff, I am the shiznitt

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