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Philip Treacy, designer of the crazyfascinatorsfavored by British royals, is going to make this one fancy Christmas with a new batch of limited-edition poppers for British luxury goods brand Asprey in collaboration with David Bartlett. Each will contain (what else?) a pop-up hat designed by Treacy himself, and will go for the cool price of £1,500 or $2,425.
It’s the end of September, which means if you’re a person who actually plans things, you should have started your hunt for the perfect Halloween costume about a week ago. And while you’re sifting through mounds and mounds of top hats and Cleopatra headdresses, we think you should consider the one hat to rule them all: Princess Beatrice of York‘s royal wedding hat.
You guys, Tom Ford is 50-year-old fashion genius. At this point, age and prestige have all but just handed the man the undeniable right to spout wise on just about anything he wants, and that includes stories we thought were over months ago. Case in point: the man still has thoughts on that much-maligned Philip Treacy fascinator that Princess Beatrice of York wore to the Royal Wedding.
For better or for worse, the curly-cued Philip Treacy creation worn by Princess Beatrice on Kate Middleton’s wedding day put the 22-year-old royal squarely on the sartorial map. From first glimpse, it set tongues wagging and bloggers typing — a search for “Princess Beatrice Hat” yields 1,860,000 results on Google — but there’s one person who couldn’t be less interested in the general opinion: Mr. Treacy himself.
British milliner Phillip Treacy, who created the hat Princess Beatrice of York wore to the Royal Wedding, is standing by his work even in the face of countless comments (and Internet jokes!) that that hat was just not cool.
The Costume Institute‘s “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is insanely beautiful, intensely dramatic, and — most importantly — profoundly moving. Spanning from McQueen‘s Central Saint Martins graduation collection to his posthumous autumn/winter 2010-11 show, the exhibit celebrates an extraordinary and prolific career cut tragically short.
This week sure was controversial! John Galliano was accused of anti-Semitism, Beyoncé posed in blackface, Diane von Furstenberg hired an underage model and Justin Bieber cut his hair! Also, Stefano Pilati is not leaving YSL, thank you very much.
OMG you guys! You’re never going to guess what happened. Princess-to-be and Queen-in-training Kate Middleton left the confines of Clarence House for a public appearance! And she put feathers on her head! And there were photographers! But more importantly, there were feathers on her head. Aaaahdlsjalkjdfakj!
When we think hats, we think Philip Treacy. The brilliant milliner was a close friend of Isabella Blow, can count Lady Gaga as an intern and makes the most kick-ass headwear around. Now he’s been tapped to create some awesome hats for the royal wedding, also known as the Most Important Wedding of Our Time.
News broke yesterday that Anders Palm had optioned Isabella Blow’s biography, “Isabella Blow: A Life in Fashion” to use as the background for the film, and that some serious fashion heavy hitters will be involved in its production. The cast (if there even is one yet) hasn’t been announced, and it probably will be kept in the dark until production really gets rolling. With that in mind, we speculated about who might be the best fit for some of the movie’s biggest roles.
In episode four of Project Runway, we learn a very important lesson: contestants should not be judges.
We all love a good designer guessing game. But it seems Nicola Formichetti–the super stylist behind Lady Gaga‘s latest eight minute masterpiece has realized that inquiring minds want to know. Well, no need to go blind Googling. Because in the interest of timeliness (and 20/20 vision) he’s dished the details and blogged the fashion credits for the Steven Klein directed vid frame by fabulous frame.
The ladies of Sex and the City 2 have moved on to the London leg of their world premiere tour and, if you ask us, they’ve stepped their game way up since the disappointing stylings at their New York premiere.
To be honest we thought Gaga‘s plate was totally full — what with the requisite hourly costume changes and outfit brainstorming sessions, not to mention the effort that it must take to walk a centimeter in those ubiquitous hoof shoes. Anyway, it seems being the world’s most notorious fame monster wasn’t enough — Gaga’s now out to conquer the glamourous world of millinery.
Isabella Blow were the best of friends. She loved his creative designs and he loved her eccentric personality and corresponding style. The two were like brother and sister, and whispers that Blow’s suicide contributed to McQueen’s circulated early on after his death. Now, their names will once again be paired with one another in a Christie’s auction this September.
Almost two months ago, Alexander McQueen was found hanged in his London home by his housekeeper. In the aftermath of McQueen’s death, many — both fans and friends alike — have mourned his death. On Friday, Cathy Horyn of The New York Times published what may be the most poignant piece on McQueen and his legacy yet.