Philip Treacy

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Charta, 2001 - Art - 72 pages
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Description: "I think and hope I have changed the way we look at hats. They are no longer symbols of conformity but highly individual acts of rebellion. I am constantly challenging the perception of what a hat should be and what role it should play." --Philip Treacy No one who loves hats will be able to resist the wonderful story of the Irishman who creates timeless headwear. Born in County Galway to a plentiful family made up of a baker father, seven brothers, and a sister, Philip Treacy was taught to hold a sewing needle by his tiny village's school teacher. With it, he has freed the hat from the dictums of fashions and trends, creating sculptures for the crown out of veils, feathers, artificial flowers, straw, and gauze, as well as shadows and illusion.

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About the author (2001)

Paula Reed is the style director at "Grazia", the UK's highly influential glossy fashion weekly. She is a regular on "Project Catwalk" in the UK and is cohost on "Twiggy's Frock Exchange" with the original supermodel. She is a former columnist for "InStyle" in the United States and has held the position of fashion or style director for several fashion magazines and British newspapers for the past twelve years, including the "Sunday Times", "InStyle UK", "Harpers & Queen", and "CondE Nast Traveler". Her writing has appeared in the "Times" (London), "The Financial Times", "Elle", and "Town & Country". She lives in London with her family.

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