Master milliner Stephen Jones will be discussing his most famous designs and opening his extraordinary archive as part of a special event here at the Palace on Monday 20th March.
The royal hat-maker, who kindly contributed to our latest exhibition, ‘A Passion For Fashion’, will host an exclusive event in the Long Library. Guests will be welcomed with champagne before enjoying an entertaining evening in the company of a true giant of British fashion.
Stephen Jones has been creating sharp and stylish hats for men and women for more than 30 years. He burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late seventies.
By 1980, he had opened his first millinery salon in London's Covent Garden which soon became a place of pilgrimage and patronage, as everyone from Boy George to Princess Diana sported his designs. Today, his clientele includes the likes of Rihanna, Dita von Teese, Mick Jagger and the Princesses.
Described as the greatest millinery collaborator of his generation, Stephen has worked with fashion designers John Galliano at Dior and the legendary Vivienne Westwood. He curated the immensely popular 2009 exhibition at London's V&A Museum: 'Hats, an Anthology by Stephen Jones' and his hats are collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Louvre in Paris.
Now, as ever, at the forefront of fashion, his beguiling hats routinely grace the most celebrated magazine covers and enliven window displays of the world's most stylish shops. Whether it's runways, race courses or royal garden parties, millinery by Stephen Jones continues to turn heads.
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