The V&A holds one of the finest collections of millinery in the world, revealing an exciting record of the changes in headgear over the past 17 centuries.
Video: Millinery in action: Making a hat in the Stephen Jones workroom
This film was shot in the Covent Garden studio of Stephen Jones CBE. It observes the skilled hands of milliner and long time Jones stalwart Deborah Miller, as she makes a signature Union Jack hat from his Spring/Summer 2005 collection. Filmed as part of the V&A exhibition Hats: an Anthology by Stephen Jones.
Millinery in Motion: Stephen Jones
The Stephen Jones Millinery in Motion live catwalk event took place on April 3 2009. Tying in with the V&A’s exhibition 'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones', Fashion In Motion presented the work of world famous hat designer Stephen Jones, alongside five of London's the most exciting new milliners.
Fashion in Motion: Pip Hackett
The Pip Hackett Fashion in Motion live catwalk event took place on 15 March 2000. Milliner Pip Hackett graduated from the Royal College of Art, and creates hats, headpieces and hair accessories that are stylish concoctions of feathers, flowers and sculptural shapes.
Video: Fashion in Motion: Can the hat make a comeback?
Are the public ready to embrace the hat after years of neglect? made backstage at Hats in Motion catwalk, Stephen Jones and assorted young British milliners discuss whether the hat can make a comeback as a fashion staple after years of steady decline.
Spanning four centuries, the V&A’s Fashion collection is the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world. Key items in the collection include rare 17th-century gowns, 18th-century ‘mantua’ dresses, 1930s eveningwear, 1960s daywear and post-war couture. Plus a growing number of pieces from 21st-century designers.