Couture Hats: From the Outrageous to the Refined

Louis Bou

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 006213342X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

From the hats at the Royal Wedding to the latest Fashion Week debuts to the unforgettable ones featured at the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Couture Hats, a gorgeously designed book with a foreword by Stephen Jones, showcases the most stunning headwear worn today and gives an inside look at the lives of the haute couture milliners and designers who made them.


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Dark at times, playful at times, erotic at times, his work defies fashion stereotypes and traditional design rules. www. angelcoll. tumblr. com L’Aragnée hat photograph by Mista Studio. All images courtesy of Àngell Coll. La Vídua Negra hat Photography: Mista Studio Nur Nicht Aus Liebe Weinen hat Photography: Mista Studio The Holy erzsébet headpiece Photography: Mista Studio Czarna Madonna headpiece Photography: Mista Studio Dance Like Fred Astaire! headpiece Photography: Mista Studio The Sacred Hat Illustration by Àngel Coll Mademoiselle Z hat Photography: Mista Studio Zarah Leander hat Illustration by Àngel Coll HEATHER HUEY A native New Yorker, Heather Huey graduated from Fordham University with degrees in architecture and art history in 2002.

He is also highly respected for his work with metal art, and is well-known in the international fetish scene for creating amazing corsets, lingerie, and jewelry. Albarran describes himself as an independent and multidisciplinary artist who in recent years has decided to focus his career on designing a new artistic concept, metal couture. For Albarran, this is the careful combination of metal with other highly styled materials to create a futuristic look that is sophisticated, sensual, and alluring.

He has worked with a wealth of designers from Vivienne Westwood, Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, and Jean Paul Gaultier throughout the eighties to his current work with Giles, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, and Christian Dior Haute Couture. Jones’s hats have been an integral component in some of the most memorable runway shows of the past thirty years. In May 2009, Jones curated a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, titled “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. ” The exhibition opened to huge critical acclaim, receiving over 100,000 visitors, and has since exhibited in Australia and the US.

Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Emy Lou Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios Photography: Haze Yama at HZV Studios JANE TAYLOR Jane Taylor earned a degree in embroidery in 2003 and went on to train with London milliners including Queen Elizabeth II’s milliner, Marie O’Regan, and work with Bruce Oldfield to create custom headpieces.

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