Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones -- a collaboration between the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and Stephen Jones, the world's foremost hat designer - is currently on view at the Bard Graduate Center (BGC) in New York City. The exhibition held for the first time in this country, displays more than 250 hats chosen by the master milliner.
On display are hats ranging from a 12th century Egyptian fez to a 1950s Balenciaga hat and couture creations by Jones and his contemporaries. The designer spearheaded the fashionable revival of British millinery in the early 1980s. Using unusual materials and daring designs, his exquisitely crafted hats have pushed the boundaries of hat design forward for more than three decades.
"I was honored when the V&A asked me to curate an exhibition about hats. I had so much fun finding unique head decoration in the most interesting places. This exhibition draws on millinery collections world-wide and is truly an eclectic and exciting anthology of hats from the last millennium to the present day." -- Stephen Jones
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