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Since the recent royal wedding, couture hats and headpieces are gaining more attention than ever before. Featured on guests from Victoria Beckham to Sarah Ferguson’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, whimsical and sculptural hats are now splashed across the pages of fashion magazines, advertisements, and blogs. The trademark accessory of fashion muse Isabella Blow, couture hats were among the most talked about elements of the recent Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met, and a Stephen Jones Couture Hats exhibition is running at Bard from September 2011 to April 2012.
Couture Hats, a luscious gallery of modern fashion designs, will be unlike anything else on the market, artfully showcasing the most innovative work of master milliners around the world, including the likes of Stephen Jones, Philip Treacy, Anthony Peto, and Nasir Mazhar, designers who have all constructed numerous hats and headpieces for members and guests of the royal family, as well as celebrities like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Daphne Guinness.
Already endorsed by the creative director of Givenchy, each chapter of Couture Hats is devoted to a particular designer or design house, providing biographical information, professional philosophies, trade secrets, and intimate interviews. With hundreds of full-page, full-color photographs, these gorgeous modern hats include gravity-defying sculptural shapes to delight and inspire refined women, modern fashionistas, designers, students, aspiring milliners, and costume lovers. Even for those without the gall to wear such daring pieces, these hats will fascinate all creative minds.
Among the designers included are:
Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen
House of Flora
Tour de Force
Tolentino Haute Hats
Charlie Le Mindu
Gustavo Adolfo Tari
Louis Bou is an expert in the fields of art, graphic design, photography, and fashion, and is the author of more than forty books on these subjects. He has photographed models, artists, and actors, filmed and directed a music video for the Spanish band Alive, and is currently the photographer and art director for a feature film that will become a web series. In 2012, Louis opened his design studio, Mista Studio in Madrid, Spain.
I ran across this book in a local bookstore and loved it. It's a collection of the best of the best of various hat makers around the world. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nash P.