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philip Treacy

Surreal and sculptural, PHILIP TREACY’s (1967-) hand-made hats are feats of craftsmanship. Born in rural Ireland, Treacy designs haute couture and ready-to-wear hat collections from his London studio. He has also created hats for the couture collections of Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Alexander McQueen.

When Treacy was growing up in Ahascragh, his talent started when he made little hats for his sister’s dolls. . “My mother had chickens, geese, pheasant and ducks, so all the ingredients of the hat were in my house,” he recalled. His sister where the only one in his family who encouraged him to grab his dream of going into fashion, although they didn’t discourage him. I think his hats is inspiring and is growing in the fashion cycle very fast. A lot of celebreties are supporting him today in wearing his designs…

http://designmuseum.org/design/philip-treacy

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