Monday, May 24, 2010

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones

Fashion is a kind of communication. It's a language without words. A great hat speaks for itself 

Three weekends ago, we took a trip to Brisbane to go shopping and to go and see what exhibitions were on at the gallery. It just so happened that the exhibition on was to do with hats. This is  relevant because A) i love hats and think they are a wonderful accessory for anyone, and B) i love fashion, but that is a given as i write a fashion blog. 

Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones", is a collaboration between London's Victoria and Albert's Museum and one of the world’s foremost milliners, Stephen Jones. The Queensland Art Gallery presents more than 250 hats and iconic headpieces from the V&A’s extensive collection and Jones’ 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. I thought it was AWESOME! There were so many hats that i wish i owned. They were masterpieces, beautifully hand crafted. So much energy and detailing has gone into the making of these hats.

One of my favourite hats was "Kiss of Death" (1994), by Jo Gordon. And a few others by Christian Dior, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy,and John Galliano,

 Go check it out! It's still on 'til 27 June 2010.

  "Kiss of Death"-Jo Gordon (1994)

 Balenciaga Green Straw Hat (1960)

Balenciaga For Eisa (1962)

Givenchy Ostrich feather hat (1965)

One window from the exhibtion

Show stopping! Can you imagine anyone wearing this?

Love this. Unknown.

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