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Stephen Jones 'Best of British'

May 2016

Ahead of the summer season, we were delighted to welcome internationally renowned milliner Stephen Jones. Recognized as one of the world’s most radical and important milliners, for over 35 years this legendary hatter has designed for couturiers and celebrities as well as rock stars and royalty including Vivienne Westwood, Jean-Paul Gautier, Christopher Kane Madonna, Boy George and Rihanna. Stephen showcased hats from his atelier showcasing ‘Best of British’ millinery, at this immersive Q&A.

Stephen Jones burst on to the London fashion scene during its explosion of street style in the late seventies. By 1980, Jones had opened his first millinery salon and he soon became identified as the milliner who would make arresting headlines through his headwear. Jones made millinery seem modern and compelling. In materials that were often radical, and in designs that ranged from refined to whimsical, his exquisitely crafted, quixotic hats encapsulated the fashion mood of the moment.

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 stores. From runways to race-courses, from pop-promos to royal garden parties, millinery by Stephen Jones adds the exclamation mark to every fashion statement.