Stephen Jones & Oriole Cullen
Foreword by John Galliano
Published to accompany a V&A exhibition, Hats: An Anthology offers an unprecedented view of the world of millinery, drawing on the V&A’s extensive collection of hats, Stephen Jones’s own archive and iconic headgear from around the globe. Beautifully illustrated chapters examine the inspiration behind the creation of hats, the history of their construction, the lure of the hat shop and finally the etiquette and occasion of hat wearing for the client.
The special edition is limited to 300 copies, of which only 135 will be available for sale in the UK book trade. Cased in a clamshell silk box, lined in red silk, the double-spined special edition is bound in grey silk, with silver foiled edges and grosgrain silk ribbons. Each numbered special edition contains a print of an original fashion illustration by Stephen Jones (‘Pitty-Pat’), signed and numbered by Jones and printed by the Curwen Press
Stephen Jones’ work is represented in the permanent collections of the V&A, the Louvre, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Kyoto Costume Institute, and the Australian National Gallery. Oriole Cullen is the V&A curator of ‘Fashion In Motion’ and Modern Textiles and Fashion.