With Mr. Treacy making headlines for the whimsical hats he made for the guests at the Royal Wedding (see some here), I wanted to know the answers to 'Who is Philip Treacy?', 'What does he look like', 'What does his collection look like', 'Does he make only hats?' and so on. Of course I have to admit my fashion ignorance here (Come on I do know Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kimar and some more), but I am learning slowly. So I Googled him and here's the summary.
This is what the 44 year old looks like.
He was born in 1967 in a tiny village in Ireland and loved watching weddings as a child. They were like fashion shows to him. In school while all the boys used do wood-cutting and girls were busy with sewing, he wanted to join the sewing gang. Treacy started sewing at the age of 5 using his mother's sewing machine when she would go out to feed the chickens. He made clothes for his sister's dolls.
He later went to a fashion school where he made hats for the dresses he designed 'as a hobby'. He staged his first fashion show in 1993 - All Black Hats, during the London Fashion Week and the rest is here to see.
He is primarily known for his hats, but he designs other accessories like clutches as well. The fact that he is so famous naturally means that his collection is pretty bizarre. He has made famous hats for many famous people. We have already seen the Royal Hats. Some other's are..
Camilla Parker on her Wedding Day and Sarah Jessica Parker in Philip Treacy Hats
The New Sun, Lady Gaga in a Philip Treacy Hat with Beyonce
It's also heard that Lady Gaga as bizzare herself as Treacy's hats had applied for an internship with Treacy!
The Lobstah Hats
(Left: Lady Gaga , Right: Model Dree Hemingway in a Vogue Italia issue)
Some More (I can't come with so many names any longer :))
8: My Favorite!
Which one do you think is the most dramatic?